‘When you use a Walkman all the memories come back’: the people still in love with old tech


When I use one, all the memories come back. Those hours in the university library finishing the essay I’d put off until the last minute. The time I created that special Valentine’s day message written in the style of her favourite author that didn’t get me anywhere! Those long summer afternoons after we graduated, just applying for job after job. And those early days in the job, figuring out what I should be doing. I’ve got a collection of the ones I used. Booting one up and trying to remember the prompts I used to use, it all floods back.