links for 2009-06-29

  • Teenager exchanges his iPod for a Walkman. "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."
    (tags: technology BBC)

2 Replies to “links for 2009-06-29”

  1. Marj has tried explaining to the kids at school how we didn’t have computers when we were young. It is totally beyond their comprehension.

  2. We recently purchased the Roger Hargreaves classic "Mr Tickle" for Tom, which makes reference to a teacher writing on a blackboard. Tom takes this in his stride (as he has a small blackboard on an easel and a selection of chalks), but I doubt he will ever see a blackboard in a classroom during his school career.

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