After watching this video, I’m reminded of my first Sony Walkman cassette player. Quite the advanced piece of electronics for it’s time. I had no idea that Sony even made tapes still, but the news that they plan to stop making them permanently, and the fact that the dictionary is scrubbing the word “cassette player” shocks me. WOW. MP3s didn’t become popular till the late 90’s. In about a generation, digital music has already killed what was just a nascent industry, about a decade earlier.
Staggering rate of change. Another WOW moment. I feel really old now. I think it’s time to relax and take an afternoon nap while I stream music on my iPad through Apple TV and my TV speakers.