David Hines (hradzka) wrote,
David Hines

a modern 13-year-old's review of the Walkman

via [info - personal]iamza comes this glorious item in the BBC Magazine: a review of the Sony Walkman, from the point of view of a thirteen-year-old living in 2009. He handed in his iPod and carted the Walkman around for a week. Some complaints: it is big, it is clunky, and it only comes in one color.

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.

Also, it took him three days to discover that cassette tapes have two sides.
Tags: wtf
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