You will possibly enjoy this experiment on BBC news as much as I did. A 13-year old boy replaced his iPod with a Walkman, the “iPod of the past” – a bulky piece of portable technology his father used to carry around. Some of the refreshing statements:

It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette.”

Some of the results of this experiment:

“Throughout my week using the Walkman, I came to realise that I have very little knowledge of technology from the past. I made a number of naive mistakes, but I also learned a lot about the grandfather of the MP3 Player. (…) Did my dad, Alan, really ever think this was a credible piece of technology?

Go on and read the whole article. There are more conclusions ahead. And cool pictures as well.

Blog, Research and Theory - Date published: June 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

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