RIP Sony Cassette Walkman

Engadget is reporting that Sony has now stopped production of cassette Walkmans in Japan. Once inventory in Japanese channels run out there will be no more cassette Walkmans. China-made cassette Walkmans are still a go, to some extent.

I lived with my WM-F102 during my junior high school days back in the mid-80’s. I moved around a lot when I was younger so music was my connection to what I had to leave behind. When I left Korea for the second time the WM-F102 and Lee Moon Sae’s fourth album, which I recorded off of my LP, kept me connected.

PS: It was difficult finding an appropriate category for this post. Eventually I decided on “Uncategorized”.