The BBC has a great story titled, “Giving up my iPod for a Walkman” in which a 13 year old named Scott swapped his iPod for an original Sony Walkman. I often think what must young kids think when they play with old cassette decks and such.
“Another notable feature that the iPod has and the Walkman doesn’t is “shuffle”, where the player selects random tracks to play. Its a function that, on the face of it, the Walkman lacks. But I managed to create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down “rewind” and releasing it randomly – effective, if a little laboured.” – Scott Campbell
Scott also is late to discover there another side to a tape and that “metal” doesn’t mean “metal band eq”!
Read the full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8117619.stm
photo credit: Rosa Pomar