Another Piece of Pop Culture Retired: Sony Walkman

"What's a cassette tape?" Parents, you'll never hear your children asking that ever again now that Sony has retired the Walkman, according to Paste.

It turns out that the last of the Walkmen left Sony in April. The 30-year-old portable cassette player couldn't outlast the competition of music players made by Apple.

Say goodbye to mixtapes (in actual tape form). Then again, maybe it's about time. Who uses those anymore anyway? All they do is take up space in a box you keep in your attic. In fact, I bet you even forgot all about that Walkman of yours since it's been in a box for so long. The iPod of the 80s now it has its place in music history.

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