RIP: Sony Dream Machine 1983 – 2008

P033i8 Most people find it comical that a career technologist like myself is not the gadget geek one would expect. Case in point; I bought my first iPod, (in fact, my first digital music player) today. To compliment my shiny new Nano, I also purchased an iHome IH9B6 to play tunes out loud. An added benefit; I can wake up to a different alarm than the one I’ve heard for the last 25 years.
    It is with some sadness that I replace the Sony Dream Machine (Model ICF-C10W) that was given to me as a birthday present two and a half decades ago. In an age of planned obsolescence, it is amazing to have a personal connection to a electronic device that you have had since childhood. I’d like to think that my new iPod will last that long. Somehow I doubt this.
    Honestly, I’m less surprised that my teenaged clock radio works than the fact that it has its own web page. Thanks to for helping me date myself.