Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

On October 22nd, 2010 Sony officially put an end to the Sony Walkman (Cassette Player).  Even though you are too young to remember, the Walkman was the iPod of it’s day.  First introduced in 1979,the Cassette Player was eventually killed off by the CD player in 1986 and THAT was killed off by the mp3 player or iPod in 2000.  Can you make an argument for why the CD player lasted 30 years?  If the iPod is the “IT” player for portable music right NOW, WHAT do you think could replace it as the must have device in the future?  Explain your answers.

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A classic Sony Walkman Cassette Player Commercial

A classic Sony Walkman Compact Disc Player Commercial

Sony’s new Walkman for mp3 with OLED screen

Apple’s New iPod Touch 4th Gen. commercial


58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ♦Taya R. Barber ♦
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:19:24

    I think it lasted 30 years because that was their iPod. They wanted to listen to music and that’s what they used. I’m not really sure whats going to replace iPod. All I know is that if iPods are going to last as long as CD player’s, they still have a long way to go. I doubt they will though, because there’s always something new out.


  2. jimmy mefford
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:21:57

    it lasted about 30 years because we didn’t have all the stuff that we had today.and idk what would replace the ipod because it is ver cool and everyone likes them and i dont see it coming to something being cooler then it


  3. nautica
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:22:19

    i can’t make a argument for why cd players lasted 30 years except you can listen to music and people like listening to music.and i guess a ipod 4th generation could replace a ipod as a must have device in the future because it’s cool and has way better stuff on it and you can do a lot of things with it


  4. kara 1st period
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:22:50

    I have heard of the Sony cassette thing but i don’t remember it. But the CD player was out so long because they were trying to make better and better ones for the future. The must have device in the future will probably be something like plays music and games and apps and touch screen and slider and texting and i.m on the phone instead online and has internet. But the newer i pods are really popular now and it has changed so much since the cassette player.


  5. XxX Taylor Carswell XxX
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:23:22

    I think that the CD player lasted for 30 years because it was the first portable music player at the time. I also think the reason the I pod is so popular right now is because its more like a gaming system than anything else.


  6. tre saurer :)
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:24:38

    I think that the CD- player stayed for so long because some people just wanted to here one artists music. And you can buy a CD at a sore cheaper then you can on itunes. Also because the CD- player was cheaper then the ipod or the mp3 player. And really im not so sure on what the future music devise would be.


  7. ☺David Romero☺
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:24:40

    i think that CD player lasted 30 years because most of the people like listening to music so they decided to make it last more. i am not really sure what could replace it but I’m going to try to guess so i would say maybe another player technology thing or maybe a phone. i think that they took the CD player off or they might take it off because of other type of technology coming out and becoming popular real quick. i mainly think that a phone would take over the other things because this days you can download the music from the phone so you don’t really need to buy a player for your music.


  8. taylor edwards
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:25:00

    I think that small chips will be placed above the ear. also they will be charged with a small device with a 10 foot charge radius. when ever you are within 10 feet of the device the chip will charge. that will be the future of music. or there could be earrings that you could use the same charging device.


  9. Kaylinn Roby .
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:25:31

    I think that the CD player lasted so long because at the time, it was something new and different. People used records or tapes most of the time. But once they finally made mp3 players and ipods, people started to buy those because most of them were smaller, and some were even easier to use. You just had to put your music on there, and you would have it, but with the CD player, you had to change your CD when you wanted to listen to something different (ex. types of music). I’m not really sure what will end up replacing the mp3 players because they already have touch i-pods.


  10. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:25:46

    I think that CD players got put to an end because their to big, and with an mp3 player or iPod you can put it in your pocket and go. Also you don’t have to carry around CD’s, and worry about losing it!


  11. ♥brittany morgan♥
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:27:23

    I think it lasted longer because all the stuff back then are still out today. and back then we didn’t have this stuff like we do now. like now days we have i pods touchscreens even computers and TV are touchscreen now but CD player lasted longer because it was back then we did not have the stuff we do now but i think their going to make more stuff like the ipods. we have all kinds of stuff now soo yeah that what i think about it……


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  12. Devon Edward Fields
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:29:02

    I think it lasted for so long because it was the first portable music player at the time and some people like old devices


  13. yohana elliott
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:31:06

    i think the CD player had lasted so long because it was something easy we barley knew about the ipods or we didnt have one at the time. then there wasn’t many places to download music with out paying a lot of money. we also had a lot of Cd’s at the time . and i dont really think there will be something you can do to top ipods.


  14. Kayla Shelburne
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:35:18

    The CD player was a hit for only 30 years because nobody really wants to download music to their CD’s and play them. People like the I pod’s and Mp3 players better because they can download music on it and listen to it. Also they can listen to them in their cars and not waste money on CD’s if they get scratched up or broking. Maybe something that is more valuable and last a long time it can be better than a Mp3 or I pod. Also maybe the future device can have a protective case already on it so it doesn’t break when you accidently drop it.


  15. Ezait Alvarado
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:37:06

    i think it lasted 30 year because there was no mp3s or ipods back than in the 70s and 80s so the cd player was the best thing to get to listen to music on the go. i dont really now what can replace the ipods in the future because it all ready has all kinds of cool fetures. Maybe sony or microsofts zune might end up making the next big thing.


  16. Aaron king
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:38:27

    Because it is so big, and know one wants to hold a big thing like a BOOM BOX that is why know one likes it. Now people got small things so it is not such a pain. We got paper thin things now it is just so much eazer…….. 🙂 🙂


  17. Brandon Baize
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 08:41:15

    i think the only thing could possibly replace the “ipod” and/or “mp3 player” would be a hologram music projector. it would project music videos and/or audio signals (if there’s no video or you just don’t want to watch the video.)
    the Walkman old no listens to castes anymore also cds are essayer to cary around. then cds were replaced by mp3s because even essayer to cary and you can get what ever song you want on it.


  18. Amani Marshman
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 09:07:01

    I think why CD players got stopped because they are lame and people do not use them any more.and ipods are more better because you dont have to be worried about lossing your cd’s and other stuff like that and i like my ipod better.


  19. teaira swazya
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:05:47



  20. napolian
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:07:33

    i think that they might come out with
    a ring that has the property of a ring a
    flash drive for downloading music and
    a Ipod for playing music


  21. alexis jarboe :)
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:08:12

    i think that cd palyers are just old and there not in style anymore beacuse people have i pods and stuff now there way better!


  22. Jaython Elliott 3rd
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:09:36

    No I can’t. Some music device that can fly. It can fly. It can play music with digital headphones. It can go online and buy music. It has games.


  23. elizabeth
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:09:49

    CD players lasted 30 years because that was the new “THING”. I Pods are popular because its new. Plus I Pods are better. With I pods you wont loose anything. I Pods can download apps and with CD players you cant. ❤ Elizabeth Denise Redmon


  24. Jessica Payne
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:10:38

    i think the i pad with
    replace it because the
    i pad can tell the weather
    and do other stuff that
    it cant do.


  25. brianna bristoe
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:12:10

    because people made better ones like i pod mp3 player and more. even CD players do not cost much people would prefer better stuff.and all people want do is be better than others and get better stuff even know it is more money they can be spending it on something way that is why i think CD players are not popular any more.i dont know what would replace the i pod because it is already good.


  26. alexis jarboe :)
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:12:32

    ps that it is soo old i think that people now prefer the new not old! when you think that people still have cd players well what if you want to ride your bike and listen you wold have to have a very big pocket!


  27. Brooke Corner
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:12:33

    I think the mp3 player would be the music device in the future.


  28. jamie logsdon
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:13:54

    will i cant argument will someone that made a cd player and that lastested for 30 years becuase it leasted for a long time something that can replace it is a mp3 player


  29. levi moore
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:14:32

    I think that the CD- player stayed for so long because some people just wanted to here one artists music. and ipods are more better because you dont have to be worried about lossing your cd’s and other stuff like that and i like my ipod better.


  30. samantha robinson
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:15:00

    i think yes cd players are old beleive me. i like both. i do like i pods and cd players everything can run on batterys. i have and i poid and cd player. cd player is portable and runs ond dubble a baterys ipod runs on battery but you have to keep charging it so eairther way i love them both.


  31. Justice Chadwell
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:16:25

    I think that the CD player lasted for 30 years because the technology we had back then was limited and nobody created the ipod. I think the ipod will never be replaced by anything. The ipod will live on forever because of apples tech workers work daily on a new ipod. Long live the ipod. The only other thing that will ever replace the ipod is a new ipod.


  32. Anonymous
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:16:49

    I think the phone could replace it. My reasons are because it can take pictures, record videos, have internet, and much more. It lasted 30 years because It was better than a cassette player. The Mp3 player and Ipod are cooler than the CD’s because they are smaller and can hold more songs than a CD can, which is what you put in a CD player. I would want the phone for all the reasons up there.


  33. dajon
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:19:29

    a device that lets you watch videos on the go. i think the i pod will be gone soon. i hope they make something new. so you can watch videos on the go.


  34. dajon
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:20:01

    a device that lets you watch videos on the go. i think the i pod will be gone soon. i hope they make something new. so you can watch videos on the go


  35. Jonathan Davis
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:20:21

    A CD player was reliable. You payed good money for good songs. Ipods and others are easily replaced by a phone with hologram stuff or better. CD players lasted because of instant popularity and people listening to music at that time. You didn’t even need to download songs. One other thing, CD players don’t break so easy as Ipods.


  36. obed bautista
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 11:24:55

    i think it was only 30 years because new things came out. i pod came OUT and other thing. it good they don’t make the walk man. because it got kind of lame. and it got old not for kids no and days.


  37. jerimy moore
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:20:59

    no you can’t have a arguement about how the CD player lasted thirty- years.
    A ipod that could replace it is a ipod that has what you want it to have no matter what it is you can have what you want on it.


  38. Tiffany Freibert
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:22:44

    I think it lasted so long because it was something different. It was sometrhing people had never seen before.when the CD players can out it was the same thing. It was something different that people had never seen before.
    i Don’t know what will end up replacing the ipod.


  39. hannan 5th
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:23:27

    i think the CD player lasted for 30 years because some people cant live without music and it was probably important back then and i think it was like the big thing then to have a CD player. i don’t really know what other thing could replace the ipod right now because the ipod touch is like the newest thing right now and almost everybody has it.


  40. ♥Alexa Stewart ♥
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:23:41

    I think that no one uses them anymore because there harder to carry around and stuff, Like there to big! Like MP3 Players and stuff like that is small and like a cell phone so people use those more. Like I guess CD Players lasted longer and stuff but Ipods and that stuff is better :). And plus a I pod can store more songs than just a CD.


  41. senia rascon 5th hour
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:24:37

    i dont know why it lasted so long i dont use i think its boring. so i use ipod.


  42. kara allen 5th period
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:25:12

    they lasted that long because people have CD players and they want to listen to the CD’s they have. i think that the i pod and mp3 player over took the CD player because they are small and you can get a lot of good songs without having to buy CD’s.


  43. -| Destiny Samone < 3 ;
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:26:09

    C.d players went out of styles because they were too big and mp3 players and ipods were smaller and students able to sneek them in class and listen to them because they are alot smaller. cd players you also have to have the cd and on mp3 players you can download them off the computer.


    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:26:58

    I really dont know but i think i pods would just get more advanced and better. There might be some kind of new technology that would make buying music cheaper that would probably take an i pod place.


  45. Jessie Jess ♥
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:27:24

    Well Ipods are awesommmmeeee….And CD players are old and Uggghh…i hate CD players…But im always on my Laptop that i don’t even have time to use my Ipod….
    But sometimes when im on the LAPTOP,My sissy has the Ipod,It sometimes makes me mad because she takes it w/o asking me, Ya KNOW:)
    -Jessie Jess
    P.S. I love my best friend BLANE!! Hahaha…I hate you Levi-JK!!
    Natalie love ya 2,My sissy:) ♥♥♥♥♥


  46. @ndre@ V@rg@s
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:28:19

    its like the cosset players were out for a long time but we didnt have all the technology that we do today. the walkman might last a year or two but more than that i dnt think so


  47. GABR!3la/M3X!CAN SWAG :) ♥
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:28:59

    i think what could replace it is something thats like i dont know. something that is completely wireless like a chip you stick in your brain that plays music or something i dont know. it would be cool though


  48. George Morris
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:29:36

    the cd player lasted for along time. it was that type of thing to were you take it with you. but the ipod is getting stronger they keep coming out with new things but i guess it is ok


  49. Devin Tyree 5th
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:29:42

    This is for a reason. The walkman died because it was to old. Its just like with game systems. There is a new one every day. Example like the x-box 360. But i think the cd player lasted so long because it was just awesome. Also people were happy with it and didn’t want to change it.


  50. Cr3ti@ M@y$
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:30:25

    What’s possibly gonna replace the i-pods? Unless they build earphones that plays what you want to hear based on what your brain says. I think Cd’s lasted longer because people stop making songs for cassettes a long time ago. 🙂


  51. kyle hatler
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:31:00

    Probably because no one was worried about making anything else. they already had something to listen to. something to replace th ipod would have to have alot of cool things. customize pictures and videos any way you want. you should be able to get to something in the blink of an eye.


  52. Allison Timmons
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:35:20

    i think ipods will still be popular. however, i think they will not be that popular than whatever they come out with next. me well, i like things the old fashion way.
    – Allison Timmons


  53. sean cole
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:35:47

    i think only another ipod will replace them cause i don’t know anything else they could add to the ipod to make it better. the CD player lasted so long because nothing else really came out till the ipod. the phone is also used to play music so it might could replace it but most music listening comes from the ipod. i think the ipod will stay big for a couple more years. no one will use the Walkman anymore anyway now so its good they stopped making it.


  54. Breana Hardy
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:36:31

    I supose the CD player lasted so long because you could download songs on CD’s that some MP3’s and Ipods couldnt connect to or wouldnt take in on the music list! and also the CD playes cost less and at there time was some what cheaper than the Ipods. So to me the Ipods could be going out of style because the creatures are coming out with more and more inventions that people are interested in but the problem is that they’ll be so highly priced that once people see the price their really not going to consume that product.


  55. Brandon Baize
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 08:32:18

    i think that the psp is a lot better then the ds, because it has better graphics, it looks better, better games, you can watch movies on it, ect. i think that Sony’s making just as much if not more then Nintendo. both of the handhelds are good and making a lot but the psp is supreme in almost every way. the only way to make it true supreme leader of the handhelds is to give it the mii fetcher.


  56. juan
    Oct 28, 2010 @ 18:31:29

    because ipods can hold more music. its only one thing. its got better players make a big mess. cd players take up a lot of batteries


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