Originally marketed in 1979, the first Sony Walkman turns 35 this year, and it’s about as outmoded as a technology can be these days. That’s why it’s understandable that the kids in this delightful video, none of whom were not alive in the ’90s, have no idea how to use the thing. Or what it’s for. They can’t even conceive a world in which a Walkman is useful.
For those who weren’t around back then, it’s worth noting that the Walkman was one of the first truly mass-market personal consumer electronics. It was the iPhone of its day. But don’t worry; you’ll have your revenge 20 years from now when the tykes of tomorrow have no idea what a Facebook is. [Stereogum]