I have a drawer full of Walkmans (4 in all). They served me well, and still work, but the headphones would die (get wet from sweat) and it was often less expensive to buy a new Walkman.
I had three Walkmans with radios and one with a cassette.
Now, of course, I have music players, on my cell phones, my old Compaq, and Rio, mp3 players still work and are sitting here next to me. I had an Ipod Classic that final died a few months back.
A few weeks back, flex89 and I went to Fry's and got us each an Ipod Nano. The Nano is cool, and plugs right into my PC, and my Kenwood car Sat/HD/ radio.
The Nano is a neat piece of tech, and, Apple just does it right, again.
My first mp3 player was a Compaq and had 32M of memory. My second mp3 player was a Rio and had 512M of memory. I had the 30G Ipod Classic and it was awesome. My new Ipod Nano 8G works well enough. I can always take a thumb drive with and plug it in the car radio if need be.
It's amazing how cheap memory has become.
In 1975, my first computer, a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 had 16K of memory. When I went to college, the MAINFRAME had 512K of memory and memory was $2.00 per byte, so, when the mainframe was upgraded from 512K to 1M, it was 1 MILLION dollars. Oh, the good old days.
LOL. I'm so old, that as a first year computer science student I wasn't allowed to use punch cards. Punch cards were reserved for second year students. First year students had to use paper tape....