What Is This Strange Device?

Alessia Andreotti
April 16th 2014

In this YouTube video, from The Fine Brothers channel, young kids try to figure out the purpose of the 1980s Sony Walkman.

Like archaeologists looking at mysterious ancient stone tools, the next generation of gadget lovers wonders at that “prehistoric” technology known as cassette tape.

When the children finally understand how the Walkman works, thanks to the help of an adult, they all have one question: “Why would anybody use this instead of an iPhone?” With an emblematic sentence that you would expect to hear from a grownup, a girl concludes: “It is amazing how technology has changed!”

Source: CNET

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Siri Beerends: I really embrace the idea that viruses can teach us a lesson in modesty. It is necessary that our position as the dominant species on the planet is being challenged. I also agree that it is a mistake to think that we are becoming Gods. But unfortunately, this is actually what is happening now. Corona doesn’t teach us to be modest, it teaches us how we can -as quickly as possible- go back to business as usual: saving our capitalistic economy.

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