Click on the photo for a link to an article from the BBC about a 13 year old boy who replaces his MP3 player with his dad’s old Sony Walkman for a week. It’s a very interesting look at “old” technology. Is this what our kids will think of the iPhone 30 years from now? I wouldn’t be surprised if this is what they will think in less than 10 years…
Some interesting comments from the article:
- It took him three days before he realized the tapes had a second side.
- He was unhappy with the battery life of only 3 hours.
- He created his own “shuffle” mode by holding the rewind button for a random amount of time before hitting play (until his dad warned him about the possibility of the player “eating” his tape!)