13-year-old Trades iPod For a Walkman For a Week

Our kids growing up will never know the pain of waiting for a cassette tape to rewind, forward a song, or having to remember to rewind a VHS tape. I thought this story was a good look into what someone growing up in a purely digital world, thinks about our old analog equipment.

BBC Magazine convinced 13-year-old Scott Campbell to trade in his iPod for a Walkman for a week and see what he thought. Scott thinks the iPod wins when it comes to sound quality, color, weight, and shuffle feature. The Walkman however offers two headphone sockets making it much easier to listen to music with a friend. My favorite part of the review is, “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 equalizer, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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