Talk:Walkman

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Categories and Models[edit]

Suggested change - instead of a never ending stream of text would it be ok to have tables in each section detailing the models and features? And a section about the numbering and letter system in place, something along the lines of http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33830 Discojim (talk) 01:30, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Is this a valid reference?[edit]

[1]

1:03 mark

00:48, 8 November 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.108.211.43 (talk)

Samarium[edit]

According to this, the walkman was made possible because the use of samarium allowed for small, powerful magnets for the first time. Is this worth putting in the article? Totnesmartin (talk) 17:52, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Sony Watchman[edit]

If there is going to be sections for the wide array of products that fall under the walkman line(including the Discman) shouldn't theree at least some mention of the Watchman portable TVs that sony made in the 80s and 90s? If only a link in the see other. While the Watchman is not directly related, the Video Walkman is not directly related either as it plays tapes and TV, not music. (Nokorola (talk) 05:08, 25 December 2010 (UTC))

Top picture[edit]

The term "Walkman" is I feel most commonly associated with the cassette players. As such, I think the picture at the top of the page should be of one of a classic cassette Walkman, not the modern mp3 players. Views? M0ffx (talk) 01:33, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. Binksternet (talk) 06:35, 19 May 2011 (UTC)
Hello M0ffx, I am not sure about that.. Changing the main picture to display an older product would not reflect its newness and might confuse people regarding its current existence, don't you think? I would even say it would be better to change the current picture to show a newer Walkman Model... Let me know if you agree. Cheers, Zalunardo8 (talk) 13:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
It is possible to have a pair of photos up at the top, with an early Walkman shown next to a recent model. Binksternet (talk) 14:14, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Pavel background[edit]

"Pavel's background is nowhere near that of a much inventor". I'd fix this phrase, but I have no clue as to what is attempting to be said here. 98.154.221.203 (talk) 21:43, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

I deleted that bit. The editor who added it is trying to put Pavel down and to raise up another guy. Binksternet (talk) 22:56, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Du Gay[edit]

"Du Gay" fills up the references. Who or what is that? I can't find anything Googling that. RocketLauncher2 (talk) 22:01, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi RocketLauncher2, Paul Du Gay is the author of the book Doing Cultural Studies: The Story of the Sony Walkman, that makes a case study of the Sony Walkman and how it changed the society culturally (e.g. how ideas of personal space changed after the release of the product, for example). Here is the link to the book: http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Doing_Cultural_Studies.html?id=Gop0dQGKm5sC&redir_esc=y . Hope this helps! Cheers, Zalunardo8 (talk) 10:42, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Taking a second look, the references are completely not clear. I will correct it! Thanks for spotting it, Zalunardo8 (talk) 10:49, 21 May 2013 (UTC)