The Birth Of The Walkman

The Birth Of The Walkman

In an extract from the draft of his forthcoming book, Piers Fawkes describes how Sony started the personal technology movement.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 28 october 2010

The following is an extract from my forthcoming book on finding good ideas which will be published by Palgrave MacMillan:

There is a great story about the birth of what may have been the most culturally important piece of technology created in the last fifty years: the Sony Walkman – a device that, according to popular business wisdom, should never have existed.

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