Kids Can't Figure Out One Of The Most Iconic Devices Of The 20th Century

Going back to bed now.

A hilarious video showing the vast chasm that exists between yesterday's technology and today's has surfaced on YouTube, serving as a stark reminder to Generation Xers that, yep, getting old happens to the best of us.

The video, posted by Lena Hyde in September, shows her kids attempting to load a cassette tape into an '80s-era Walkman: a popular portable music playing device that ... well, attempting to describe it is probably better left to Wikipedia.


The video would probably stir nostalgia were it not for the fact that the technology seems absolutely archaic in comparison to today's.

Good Lord, how did we even function?

Those who remember should watch the video, then spend a few hours staring out the window considering how their youth has fled.


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