Do You Still Use A Walkman?

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  1. MonksMac macrumors 6502a

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    As the title says Do you still use a walkman? Even in this day and age?
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    You mean... an analog tape audio playback device? <shudders violently>
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's been posted here before, but this thread seemed like a good place to resurrect it - the best of both worlds, the Walkman iPod case.
     

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  4. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes :D

    Cool case Kernow!
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I don't think I've used a tape based Walkman since about 1991...

    I got a CD walkman around then while I was at University to listen to on the train journey home... and I'm not sure I can remember the last time I listened to that; certainly not in the A.iP. age... I could never be bothered taking all the CDs out of the jewel cases, putting them into a CD binder and lugging them around. The iPod was the answer to my prayers... I've listened and bought so much more music since I ripped all the CDs to iTunes...

    I've probably bought nearly the same number of albums in the last 2 years as I had in the 10 years before that :eek:
     
  6. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I like the tape walkman's better because they take less space than a portable DiscMan. Or most CD players. I have a Sony DiscMan from 1989 too.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I only stopped using tape based stuff about 18 months ago, when I got my iPod.
    I use public transport a lot and if I can't drown out peoples mundane chatter I feel like killing them.

    I'm the same now, if I've forgotten to remove the volume limiting on my iPod.
     
  8. stridey macrumors 65816

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    The problem is that tape is navigationally inferior to pretty much every other recording medium in that you can only scrub through it, you can't skip.

    Last time I used a walkman was probably 1999.
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    I haven't touched my Walkman is years, but I still have it, and it still works! A great collector's item if nothing else.... :D
     
  10. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    A WHAT?

    :D
     
  11. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A Walkman is this ... A la 1979-80
     

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  12. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That was the one I had first, with the bright orange "talk" button. It lasted about 6 months...
     
  13. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    ive never owned a walkman (cheap parents mostly) but i sometimes still listen to my wal-mart ripoff--the radio though, not the tape player.
     
  14. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    I think I retired my Walkman in 1994. Took me forever to convince my parents to get me one. That thing traveled everywhere with me and it lasted pretty much through my entire youth.(a good little companion so to speak)
     
  15. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Since I couldn't charge my 5th Gen. iPod on my Power Mac, (doesn't have USB 2) I had to use my DiscMan a few days. God, it was terrible. It doesn't even have a pause button and skips when you barely touch it. It's from '99 and still works, so I guess I'll give it credit for that.
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    That thing is bigger than a VCR.....whats a walkman?


    Bless
     
  17. clayj macrumors 604

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    Actually, I was just rooting through some of my storage boxes (where I keep all my spare cables, etc.), and not only did I find my old Atari Lynx, but I also found my old portable cassette player. I'm sure it still works, but I don't have any tapes to play in it. ;)

    I'll keep it just in case the time ever comes that a beautiful stranger hands me a tape and says "the secret to saving the world is on this tape!" before dying in my arms in a dramatic fashion. :)
     
  18. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    I hadn't touched my walkman in 4 or five years when I suddenly had to break it out the other day when my iPod battery suddenly decided not to hold a charge anymore.:mad:
     
  19. MonksMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    clayj that sounds like an ending from a book. Have you ever considered writing?
     
  20. clayj macrumors 604

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    I've done a fair bit of writing... been paid for it, actually.
     
  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I can't remember when I used a cassette tape last.

    like.. 1992?
    and that was to record something off the radio?

    heck yea, I used cassettes when I was four. I've never looked back!!

    so, raise your hand if you just felt really old when you read that I was four in 1992.
     
  22. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    writing code doesn't count only words that make sense!!! :D
     
  23. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    God no.

    I used to make mix tapes for my car back in 2002ish before I got the wild idea to get a tape adapter for my iPod.
     
  24. clayj macrumors 604

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    OK... I've had (counts on fingers) 4 articles published in game magazines, as well as a chapter of a gaming module (this was all for an RPG called Traveller: 2300, back in the late 1980s)... I was set to write a complete 96 page module, but the company I was writing for changed their business plans and the project was shelved indefinitely. I also had an article published in a local Charlotte leisure magazine last year (I wrote that one for free).

    Oh, and I wrote over 1,250 articles for Microsoft's Knowledge Base.

    I'm a pretty good writer. (Note to all weisenheimers: I did not say VERY good or great... just pretty good.) ;)
     
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