Who could ever forget the satisfying feeling of sliding a new cassette tape into your Walkman, snapping it closed and then pressing play? We haven't forgotten. How else were we going to listen to the mixed tapes we made by recording songs off the radio? Remember doing that?!
Today, unfortunately, the portable cassette player (aka the Walkman), is now seriously outdated technology (unless you use one ironically). And to prove just how prehistorically old the Walkman is now, YouTube's The Fine Brothers filmed a bunch of kids from ages 6 to 13 trying to figure out a cassette player. Spoiler alert: They have no idea how it works or what it does.
For example, one girl is handed a cassette to put into the Walkman and she marvels at it, saying, "Ooo, are these like in the movies?"
Another little girl says it was just too hard to understand and that she "prefers" her iPhone. If that doesn't make your soul weep for the good ol' days, we don't know what will.
And our personal favorite reaction: "So when you wanted to hear a song, you had to press the fast-forward button and just guess." Yep, basically. And it was wonderful! It made listening to music a real challenge! Kids today just have to tap on a touch screen. Back then, you had to really work to hear your favorite song from the very beginning! You had to earn a full listen of "Good Vibrations."
Watch these children "play" with technology that was once considered cutting edge and futuristic, and keep in mind that these kids will never know the true meaning of "rewind." Warning: you will feel ancient after seeing the video: