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    Teenager uses an origional Walkman

    Wow, I'd forgotten how big they were!

    BBC NEWS | Magazine | Giving up my iPod for a Walkman

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    ...odd warbly noises on the Walkman.

    The warbling is probably because of the horrifically short battery life; it is nearly completely dead within three hours of firing it up.
    Someone tell him about stretched tapes!

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    He writes well for a 13 year old lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    He writes well for a 13 year old lol!
    That thought occured to me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Pah! He's got earbuds! The real experience requires orange foam headphones on a chrome headband. What a fraud.
    I'm with you on that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Pah! He's got earbuds! The real experience requires orange foam headphones on a chrome headband. What a fraud.
    Thought someone was going to mention vinyl lol

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    Tell him about a new set of batteries after you listen two an album or two.

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    Thought someone was going to mention vinyl lol
    We are talking about portable music here?

    The Fisher Price wind up record players with the half-inch thick red plastic LP's had the superior sound if you asked me. Infinitely more portable than a Gramophone and required no batteries/electricity.

    "Mary had a little lamb, little lamb. Mary had a little lamb..."

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    Don't mock, I still listen to vinyl, it's wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Don't mock, I still listen to vinyl, it's wonderful
    I wasnt it just reminded me on the big breakfast ( quite some years ago ) they had a little red car that underneath had the reading mechanism for vinyl underneath and the electronics and a speaker on the top of the car and the car would drive around the vinyl and at the same time play the vinyl

    something like this but was red

    http://www.elitalice.com/wp-content/...er-pink_hr.jpg
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    Anyone remember the old Compaq "portable"

    Weighed approximately 2 tonnes and microscopic screen! My OH used to have to lug one around London when he was training as an accountant. The only benefit was that the trainee who had the Compaq did get to use a taxi for some audits as they were concerned about theft in some parts of London... presumably any muggers were 7 foot 9 and built like power-lifters!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    He writes well for a 13 year old lol!
    Thesaurus ftw

    I'm still young (19) and I had a portable tape player, wasn't a sony walkman but it played tapes!
    Kept it for ages until I discovered they made CD versions.

    I'm suprised I'm in IT, I used to be so slow with Technology

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnix View Post
    Pah! He's got earbuds! The real experience requires orange foam headphones on a chrome headband. What a fraud.
    Er, no. This is more like the real experience: [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvSgfFNptuQ"]YouTube - Nakamichi DRAGON The worlds' BEST cassette player/recorder[/ame]

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    Of course, if you want to be a real nerd you would only use these with it: maxell Metal Vertex Cassette Tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Anyone remember the old Compaq "portable"

    Weighed approximately 2 tonnes and microscopic screen! My OH used to have to lug one around London when he was training as an accountant. The only benefit was that the trainee who had the Compaq did get to use a taxi for some audits as they were concerned about theft in some parts of London... presumably any muggers were 7 foot 9 and built like power-lifters!
    I've still got one - with the lovely red screen. Still worked last time I turned it on too - but only had DOS!



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