When I was 11 years old I got my first walk-man which played audio cassettes (and sometimes ate them). That was in 1981. In 1989 when I was 19 years old I bought my first CD player walk-man. It was big and bulkier than the cassette version but it was pretty darn cool and I was paranoid to let anyone see it for fear of it being snatched.
In the late 90′s I remember seeing the first mp3 player, I think it was the Rio(?). It only stored a few cd’s which to me is bogus for the price but whatever. Then the iPod came out and that was pretty darn cool.
In 2005 I got the Dell DJ but I wish that I had gotten an iPod instead.
What a long way we have come that we now have an mp3 player that not only plays music but also video games, records HD video, views websites and now has a new thing called FaceTime which allows you to have a live video streaming phone call with someone. And it’s not even an iPhone either, it’s an iPod, a music player. The walk-man of the 21st century if you will.
Amazing! What will they come up with next?