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Anyone around in the '80s will remember people walking around with giant boom boxes on their shoulders blasting music to everyone in a massive radius. But there was also a much more discrete way to listen to music thanks to the Sony Walkman, which turned 40 years old today. For those not around in the '80s who may have never heard of a Walkman, it was a portable cassette tape player that launched in Japan in 1979. It was expensive back in its day with a price in Japan that worked out to about $150. Critics of the device said the high cost would keep it from being successful, but it proved very popular selling 50,000 devices within two months. The first Walkman that launched in Japan was called... Read more...