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R.I.P. Sony Walkman

It was announced yesterday on October 25th that production for the Sony Cassette Walkman units has ceased.  Like the indelible sweetness of a John Cusack smile, or a Cindi Lauper pop song, the Sony Walkman helped define the 80’s.  Originally developed under the stewardship of Sony founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka, their hope was to design a portable music experience. When it was first released in July 1979 it cost $200…

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