The Walkman turns 35

The Walkman turns 35

July 3, 2014

Around the 80s, with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the birth of the popular game Pacman, the Sony Walkman appears in people’s pockets and displaces men who walked with a tape recorder on their shoulders.

The history of this technological article begins almost at the end of the decade of the 70, when an executive of the Japanese firm requested that a stereophonic cassette player be manufactured.

Among the characteristics that he asked for were the lightness to be able to use it during the long trips he made by plane.

Thus, on July 1, 1979, the Sony Walkman TPS-L2 saw the light, this technological device was based on the “Pressman”, which was a portable player designed for reporters.

The firm, like the technology, registered a rapid advance over the years and today, with the arrival of the digital age, it gave way to the cell phone brand with the same name.

In 2010 Sony announced that it would stop the sale and production of the cassette Walkman, which throughout its existence sold 200 thousand 20 million units.

via El Universal – Computing – The Walkman turns 35.

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