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Walkman (1979)
by Akio Morita

     Akio Morita, co-founder of the Japanese firm Sony, invented a cassette player small enough for people to carry around. His name for it was Walkman. This was considered bad English, so at its launch in 1979 it was the Soundabout in the USA and Stowaway in Britain. Morita got his way in the end - it is now the Walkman everywhere.