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Sep 17, 2006, 09:10 PM
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Description:: The Sony Walkman changed the paradigm of popular music in America. Music was not something to be enjoyed next to a record player prone to skipping, but in motion. The Walkman project was actually initiated by the Sony chairman, so he could listen to his classical music on transpacific flights. The device become a phenomenon. By 2006, Sony had sold over three hundred million of hundreds of iterations of the Walkman, though the brand is still struggling to make the jump to digital music.

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