MONDAY JULY 7, 11:00am-7:00pm
The Technology of Yesterday…Today!
See even more at the Retro Technology Fair!
Ah, the walkman (although this particular cassette player is not a Sony, and yes, that is a Pi plate.)
It’s hard to convince listeners today just how revolutionary the idea of portable, personal music was — before all recorded music was shared, and while some was portable, nothing was quite so easy as popping your walkman in your pocket and slipping on those headphones to enter your own musical world.
It also reminds me of how once, before recordings of any kind, you heard something once, and only once, and had to count on your memory to keep the song alive. Nate Dimeo’s Memory Palace did a gorgeous podcast on just this over here: Heard, Once. Go and give it a listen.