Clippy...

If you looked at the blue thing on the Walkman in the picture below, what would be your first thought as to its use?

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Belt clip, right?

I'm only asking because this image was posted in the #CassetteCulture subreddit today as an example of how a guy overcame a broken belt clip by 3D printing himself a replacement. Genius, I say!

But one guy, obviously a newcomer to cassettes entirely, left a comment that read [typos his... or hers]...

i know this sounds stupid, but those are for belts? ive been using mine to wrap the excess headphone cable around instead

I laughed a little in reply and acknowledged they are indeed a belt clip and then I kinda commiserated a bit by noting how times have changed.

Indeed, you can get little stick-em spools and clips for the back of your smartphone that are used for wrapping corded earbuds. I can't fault him for thinking that Walkman clips are the same thing for a different era. 

And, hey, if the clip worked for him for that purpose, why the heck not?

But, still, that made my day.

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