Obsolete Technologies That Will Baffle Today’s Kids

Back in my day, kids, we used to have one of these if we wanted to listen to our music on the go.

Sony Walkman

We needed one of them because our phones looked like this.

Rotary phone

And no, our phones didn’t have one of these built in, either.


After a while, though, our music did go digital when we started using one of these.


But we had to transfer our music from device to device with one of these babies.

Floppy disc

And don’t get me started on…

Game Boy

…or these.

VHS tapes

If you need to feel any older, head over to the Daily Telegraph for more from this gallery.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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