Give a 13-year-old a Walkman for a week and see what happens.
I remember my first Walkman well. It was actually a knock-off, since those early Walkmans were quite expensive. And it was the obvious knock-off: had some crazy decals on it and, worse, a pull-out antenna for the AM/FM tuner. But I loved that thing.
<a href=”http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8117619.stm”>Giving up my iPod for a Walkman</a> –
<blockquote>When I wore it walking down the street or going into shops, I got strange looks, a mixture of surprise and curiosity, that made me a little embarrassed.</blockquote>