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How the Walkman changed how we experience music

Before the Walkman came around, it was almost impossible to listen to your music on the go. The story goes that Masaru Ibuka, one of the co-founders of Sony, wanted to listen to his favorite genre, opera, during his constant travels. The portable cassette player went on sale in 1979 and it went on to sell 200 million units worldwide. Ipods and smartphones have taken over how we listen to music, but in many ways, the Walkman popularized the idea we now take for granted of music being a portable e…

How the Walkman changed how we experience music

Before the Walkman came around, it was almost impossible to listen to your music on the go. The story goes that Masaru Ibuka, one of the co-founders of Sony, wanted to listen to his favorite genre, opera, during his constant travels. The portable cassette player went on sale in 1979 and it went on to sell 200 million units worldwide. Ipods and smartphones have taken over how we listen to music, but in many ways, the Walkman popularized the idea we now take for granted of music being a portable e…

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