Surname 1Student's nameInstructor's nameCourseDateThe Walkman inventionFor the past few years, electronics have had a significant effect on human beings that has completely altered our day to day lives. The convenience that electronics offer makes them integral to our lives. Whether working with appliances in home or machines in the office, electronics pick up the day to day workload of what would otherwise be manual tasks. Whilst theUnited States of America has largely contributed to the inventions of many technologies such as the transistor, the Sony Walkman is one of electronic technologies invented outside of the USA. Invented in Japan by Sony Company in the year 1979, the Walkman featured two headphones and a cassette player that could enable people to consume the music they preferred individually (Du Gay & et al., 3). The design of walkman embodies certain national cultural and social attributes that are actually peculiarly Japan. In essence, the design of Walkman is rooted in certain practices and expressed in specific material cultural artifacts depicted in the spiritual exercise of Zen Buddhism and in the cultivation of the Bonsai. Thus, the cultural and social factors of Japan led to this invention since the Walkman has been often depicted as the latter-day embodiment of traditional Japanese design aesthetic.