30 years of progress

the Sony Walkman was launched 30 years ago. In honor of this anniversary, the BBC asked a thirteen year old boy to swap out his iPod for one for a week. The results are priceless. Go read the whole article, but here is his astute conclusion.

Personally, I’m relieved I live in the digital age, with bigger choice, more functions and smaller devices. I’m relieved that the majority of technological advancement happened before I was born, as I can’t imagine having to use such basic equipment every day.

I like his assumption that “the majority of technological advancement” has already occurred. He is either suffering from the limitations of being 13 and thinking the world starts and stops with him or he is remarkably prescient or both.

HT to Veronique de Rugy

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