Anläßlich des 30jährigen Jubiläums hat The Magazine dem 13 Jahre alten Scott Campbell einen Walkman gegeben, den der eine Woche lang getestet hat. Man hätte ihm ja auch ruhig mal vorher sagen können, dass Tapes zwei Seiten hatten. (I feel old now.)
It took me three days to figure out that there was another side to the tape. That was not the only naive mistake that I made; I mistook the metal/normal switch on the Walkman for a genre-specific equaliser, but later I discovered that it was in fact used to switch between two different types of cassette.
Another notable feature that the iPod has and the Walkman doesn't is "shuffle", where the player selects random tracks to play. Its a function that, on the face of it, the Walkman lacks. But I managed to create an impromptu shuffle feature simply by holding down "rewind" and releasing it randomly - effective, if a little laboured.