Sony’s Walkman goes the way of the 8-track one day before the iPod’s anniversary

Sony's Walkman goes the way of the 8-track one day before the iPod's anniversary

Attention all lo-fi indie bands that think making cassettes is the new pressing records: Sony has decided to pull the plug on your hip “new” operation and phase out their Walkman cassette player. And — the ultimate sting — their decision to do so comes one day before the iPod’s anniversary! Somewhere, Steve Jobs is cackling and bathing in a pool of money, Scrooge McDuck-style. I guess it’s time for these bands featured on Altered Zones to come up with a new merchandise ploy to harness that 80s nostalgia. May I suggest screen-printed shoulder pads or leg warmers?

• Sony: http://www.sony.com

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