Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

Teen tries out a Walkman for a week.

It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette. —Scott Campbell, BBC

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  1. Uncanny — I just read this a few minutes ago! Great article… really shows how push-button-minded today’s youth are. I love the fact that the kid didn’t know to turn over the tape. I imagine a future where people will look at iPods and go, “What are these funny cables for? WHAT?!? You put them in your ear canals? Get OUT!”

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