…it was 40 years ago this past July that the Sony Walkman was introduced and changed the way people on the go listened to music. Well to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Walkman, Sony is bringing it back with some improvements. The new gadget looks like the Walkman from back in the day but it won’t actually play cassettes. Instead it features USB charging, Bluetooth capability and touch controls on a nearly four-inch screen. It will include a so-called vinyl processor which will make music sound like its being played on a turntable, I guess for folks who miss the pops and scratches of vinyl. But it may be a while before it arrives cause their test marketing it in Europe. I guess to see if there are enough folks feeling nostalgic enough to actually go out and buy it. I’m sorry but I kind of like my smart phone because it can do all that and more. In fact, some of my music on it comes from albums I converted to mp3 files complete with pops and scratches just in case I ever feel nostalgic. But you might say the Walkman was a pioneer in being able to take our music mobile in a better way than the Transistor radio which came complete with a little plug that only went in one year cause who needs to listen to mono in two ears. Thanks to the Walkman we got to hear our tunes in Stereo with a much cleaner and clearer fidelity not to mention the bass boost so you can could really take your tunes to the next level which turned out to be a huge boost for another industry. The hearing aid industry. Thank you Walkman.