Yesterday was the 33rd anniversary of the first portable music device that many of us had the pleasure of owning: the ever-hip, ever-retro Sony Walkman.
On July 1, 1979, the first Sony Walkman went on sale. Ever since then, people have been posing for bizarre and awkward photos with the clunky device.
Hey, you with the messy hair and Ray-Bans: aren’t you so excited about McCarren Park Pool reopening after 28 years? So is TV streaming service Aereo, which is offering 28 one-year subscriptions in celebration of the occasion. All you have to do is follow @AereoTV, tweet at @AereoTV with the hashtag #aereobythepool.
At first glance, the contest’s flyer is a little confusing. Are they offering a 28-year subscription, we wondered? Luckily the official rules shed some light on that question: “Twenty-eight (28) one-year memberships to Promotion Sponsor’s membership platform will be given away as prizes to the first twenty-eight (28) eligible entrants.”
Phew, we thought a 28-year subscription was a little too hubris-heavy for our fast-moving technological society. We’re sure we’ll be fully entrenched in the Singularity by 2040 anyway, with TVs embedded into contact lenses.
Last time we checked there were only 15 entrants, so tweet your hearts out, TV lovers!