Skip to comments.Sony stops selling Walkman in Japan
Posted on 10/25/2010 12:42:03 PM PDT by HK.Ibtimes
Due to the fierce competition among the music players, Sony will retire its once-popular Walkman tape player in Japan, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday.
"Those of us who grew up in the Reagan Decade know: By six years after its 1979 debut, the Walkman had become the iPod of its day," Rob Pegoraro of The Washington Post wrote in a blog post on Monday. "Much like Apple's music player, Sony's gadget was near-ubiquitous, got a little smaller over subsequent revisions, and had cheaper competitors that Weren't Quite The Same Thing."
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What is a “tape player?”
If someone would have quizzed me on this I would have assumed the Walkman was discontinued 10 years ago. I haven’t had a Walkman since the early 1990’s.
Not ashamed to say I have one and still use it.
(at least the radio...have no idea where I’d find a
cassette to play in it)
Ah, good old days when music was euphonious. I still have the revised model along with old tapes. I should get it out of the drawer!
Guess it’s time to buy a spare, or get off my butt and convert all my cassettes to mp3s.
I was cleaning out boxes this summer when we were moving and found my original Sony Walkman and headphones. I bought it at a shop outside Camp Hansen on Okinawa in 1986. Unfortunately I left the batteries in it and they corroded so I doubt it works.
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