Happy Birthday Sony Walkman

The Walkman Turns 40

July 1, 2019

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I don't remember much about 1979, but I'll never forget my first Sony Walkman.  Today the Walkman turns 40.

Sure it ate batteries like Pac-Man gobbled ghosts and it even ate its share of cassettes, but it allowed us to take our tunes with us long, long before the ipod came along.  It was a prized posession that became a cultual icon of the 80s.

Time and technology have moved on but I'll never forget my first Sony Walkman.

Happy 40th birthday, my friend!

USA Today celbrates with the history of the Walkman

-john

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