It’s like listening to music in the Dark Ages

When you turn 30, it takes less and less to make you feel old.  Case in point for me is the reaction of a British teenager whom the BBC convinced to give up his iPod to carry around a Walkman for a week.

An no, not a “Walkman” as in Sony’s MP3 players.  Scott Campbell carried around a portable cassette player.  Taunts and ridicule from his peers made him eager to give it up, although there was some technological confusion, too – for example, it took Scott a bit to figure out that the tapes were two-sided.

And of course, Scott complains about the size, the shortage of music on a single tape, and other inconveniences – but probably because these damn kids today with their music don’t know what us children of the 80’s had to go through…

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