I still remember yearning for a walkman, saving my allowance up for months and then carrying my first personal media player just about everywhere I went. Of course that was in the early 80’s, before the advent of the iPod. A 13-year old swapped his iPod Touch for a Walkman and reviewed it over at the BBC.
Scott Campbell wrote:
When I saw it for the first time, its colour also struck me. Nowadays gadgets come in a rainbow of colours but this was only one shade – a bland grey…Personally, I’m relieved I live in the digital age, with bigger choice, more functions and smaller devices. I’m relieved that the majority of technological advancement happened before I was born, as I can’t imagine having to use such basic equipment every day.
Read the full review to see how Scott was dumbfounded by the concept of double-sided tapes and the “normal/metal” switch.