Before the Ipod... Before the Walkman
... people loved music like crazy too. they wanted to hear more music, more often and i think we're the same today.
then too, there were early adopters.
and excitement about increases in storage memory.
there was an appreciation for engineering that made units more portable.
the transistor revolutionized portability.
within a few years, they could be printed on circuit boards,
and here we are today.