By Harry McCracken | Monday, October 25, 2010 at 5:49 pm
The original iconic Walkman–the one that took cassette tapes–is no more. (Actually, it sounds like it’s not completely dead: Sony is ending production, but subcontractors will apparently still make Sony-branded tape Walkmen for sale in some countries.) I never owned one myself–back when they were hip, I couldn’t afford much more than the cheapest Sanyo–but five years ago, I was one of the blue-ribbon panel that named the Walkman as the single greatest gadget of all time. Still seems like a good call.