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Happy 40th, Sony Walkman

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Launched 1st July 1979, the Sony Walkman......sony-original-walkman-tps-l2.0.1406747932.0.thumb.jpg.7b5d29983d2a2f367e7e5f5915f23d62.jpgl never owned one, but had a Sanyo version.  I have had a Sony Discman, a Sony MiniDisc player and now own a Sony Hi Res Audio Walkman, with an Apple iPod Classic prior to that.  You needed a large supply of AA batteries for the original Walkman, 

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Good shout - so exciting at the time but so not user friendly looking back - a world away from iphones

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I still have this

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Latest incarnation along with true wireless ear buds.....

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I'm proud to claim, hand on heart, that I have a very good acquaintanceship with the man responsible for introducing the Sony Walkman into Europe. He was CEO of the board of management for Sony Europe back then and, in semi-retirement, took on the role of 'Executive in residence' at the business school that gave me my first work when I first moved to the Netherlands from London some 13 years ago. He'd often give me a lift from the school to home, during which time we'd have wide-ranging chats about business and all manner of things. We still chat every now and then - although less so since he fully retired not so long ago and I ended my relationship with the business school.  All I can say is that he is an exceptional man, very much a 'people person' and someone who helped transform forever the ways in which we could listen to music.

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