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#1
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.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8117619.stm?lsm

What other old technologies would totally befuddle the ever-present "kids these days"?

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#6
That's hilarious.

I remember the Walkman.

I suppose an old record player with the needle would confuse the hell out of kids.
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#7
Dad : Son 30 years ago today I got this walkman and now, now I want you to have it.
Son : Im 12 and what is this?
#8
Quote by dgme92
That's hilarious.

I remember the Walkman.

I suppose an old record player with the needle would confuse the hell out of kids.

Record players FTW. I remember back when I was younger listening to records all day.
#9
Quote by Alex Vik
Record players FTW. I remember back when I was younger listening to records all day.

I'll have turntables as soon as I have the money to waste on them...

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That's hilarious.

I remember the Walkman.

I suppose an old record player with the needle would confuse the hell out of kids.


Indeed.

Did this kid trade it with someone or something?

Because it says for a week. But it seems like he owns it?
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#11
This seriously disturbs me. It is just weird and so foreign to me that a kids from this generation are completely puzzled by tape players. I grew up with tape players. Today I use digital music players but I still remember quite well how a tape player works.
#12
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Indeed.

Did this kid trade it with someone or something?

Because it says for a week. But it seems like he owns it?

Dunno. I think he just agreed (or his parents agreed, more like) to do it for the magazine story.

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#13
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I'll have turntables as soon as I have the money to waste on them...

That sucks, we just had to buy a new one. The old one died.
#15
I'm not that much older than him, but still - I know how to work a Walkman. I think I have mine and a few tapes somewhere around here.
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#16
Ho-lee sh*t.
wen i ask they say that they fall into the habit smhw ........but nyways i think there is a connection smwhere. Now i being a teetollar will not give into this habit nyhw

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#17
I'm also not too much older than him, I listened to tapes the whole time when I was younger, I have a knock-off walkman around here too somewhere. What a stupid kid.
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#19
Wat.

I was using a Sony Walkman aged 14 at school, skipping lessons in the Library and listening to various mix tapes and having it asked to be turned down every 5 minutes.

Ain't nuttin' as satisfying as home recordin'.
#20
I still use a walkman.
...
MP3 player.

But I know how to work the tape one! It's a lie that they only come in "dull grey". The one my parents still have is black.
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#21
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Record players FTW. I remember back when I was younger listening to records all day.

I've only found out recently how to work one. My friend who's a DJ sat me down and explained to me what goes on in there. lol
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#22
'"As I boarded the school bus, where I live in Aberdeenshire, I was greeted with laughter. One boy said: "No-one uses them any more." Another said: "Groovy." Yet another one quipped: "That would be hard to lose."'

He should have clubbed the stupid ****ing oiks with it.
#23
I got a walkman when they first came out. Mine had stereo recording and a little stereo clip on lapel mic, I used it to record my acoustic with. It was a major new invention that was badly needed. The little rubber belts inside would always screw up on mine though.

I still use the mic.

Just remembered this funny story...
I had a Sex pistols tape I made but I labeled it "sex" Then months later I recorded some sex with a girl who was a screamer (I thought it was funny) over part of it, then a few months later my new GF was listening to my walkman with headphones and when I saw her face and realized what tape she was listening to.... she was pissed. LOL, she is long gone now.

Well that thing gave me some good memories.
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#26
I'm 16, and I've used a walkman occasionally, mainly for listening to casettes with music that I don't have on the computer.
#27
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Dad : Son 30 years ago today I got this walkman and now, now I want you to have it.
Son : Im 12 and what is this?

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#28
Pfft! Walkmans were easy!
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#29
I had many Walkman-like devices...

Does anyone else remember Mini-Disc? Had a friend at college who thought it would take over...
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#30
Its kids like this that put my generation to shame.

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#32
Never had a walkman but I used tapes in a tape player. I started listening to music when CDs got big so I mostly used CD players but tapes were used at home.

I like how he makes it seem like it was such a learning experience and he learned a life lesson from it. Bet he doesn't touch another tape for the rest of his life.
#33
the walkman looks retro
I bet i couldn't even fit a dream theater song on it though.


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#35
Makes me kind of sad that most of my generation is like this, but at the same time happy I actually know how to use a cassette player. *Hugs the beat-up 1980's car his father refuses to give up that still has a cassette slot in it*
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#38
I'm 19 and this is a genuine shock that this kid didn't know how a tape player worked.
Some of my dad's best music is on tapes which I still listen to occasionally, though my nice Marantz tape deck is in need of new drive belts, just like my Walkman.
I know how to work a record player and have fond memories of listening to my gran's record player; recently, my uncle picked up a pair of Rush singles on vinyl (Closer to the Heart and Spirit of Radio if anyone cares) that I fully intend to listen to.
Don't get me wrong, I have an iPod (or had, until some b@stard stole my backpack with it in) and my car stereo has a CD player and iPod dock. I guess digital has made old tapes and records obsolete, so really, I shouldn't be so surprised.

At some point, the CD will be obsolete too; I've just thought of my future children examining my high-end Technics CD player and saying 'What does this massive box do?'
To which I reply, 'It plays music'
and am greeted with 'Oh, like my <postage-stamp-sized-micro-digital-music-player>?'

Face it - technology becomes obsolete; no-one mainstream cares about obsolete technology, only the latest gear.

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#39
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Seriously? I'm only 4 years older than him and I had a walkman....

What a dumb kid.

same here... and is it me, or was that one really big 13 year old?
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#40
I'm only 2 years older than him and I know fine well how to work a walkman, I used to have one, but it died when I was about 11. I actually heard about 9/11 on it (mine had a radio), I remember telling my mum on the way to school 'some nutjob's flown a plane into a massive skyscraper in america' and she was like 'no way' and I was like 'here listen *passes headphones*'.
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