How Old Am I?


So I'm reading yesterday how someone gives a 13 year old kid a Sony Walkman. Remember? The portable tape player you could take with you anywhere? They were the ipods of their day.

Some of his comments were anticipated. "My dad had told me it was the iPod of its day," "He had told me it was big, but I hadn't realized he meant that big. It was the size of a small book." He took it on the bus and wore it to school where I guess he took some ribbing for it. He noted that it had a "hissy backtrack and odd warbly noises."

But the next part is where I lost it. It took him threes days to figure out that there was music on the other side of the cassette. Aw come on! Three days? - He was disappointed that it only held a fraction of the music that his ipod did. (He's never seen my big box of cassette tapes I still have from the 80's).

Then the kid notes, "Did my dad ... really ever think this was a credible piece of technology?"

I'll answer that question - Yes he did son and I can't wait to see what your kids say about the ipod 30 years from now!! Isn't revenge sweet?

You can read the story here.

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