Portable MiniDisk player plus two blank disks.Powered by a single AA battery
Where and how is it used?
On the move, as with Cassette walkman players before and I-pods afterwards
What did you or someone else pay for it?
Why do you want to add it to the museum?
It filled a gap when there was no other digital recording technology. Recordable CDs were very new and very expensive, MP3 players were still to arrive on the market.
How was it made?
Is made in a factory
Is produced by local cottage industry
Is made to particular specifications
Is craft / hand-made
Is a service
Materials & Making
Who made or produced your commodity?
Who was paid to make it?
What skills does it take to make it?
Electronics assembly, mechanical assembly, metal forming, plastic moulding.
Where was it made?
What does it cost to make it?
What is it made from?
Buying & Owning
Who decides how much it costs?
Who or what assesses its quality?
Where is it sold?
Who or what sells it?
Hi-fi and electronic dealers
How did this thing arrive from where it was made to where you got it?
Not answered yet
Where is it used?
On the move
Where is it kept?
How and by whom is it cared for?
How long will it last?
Not much longer
Where will it go when it's finished with?
Museum or skip
What is it worth?
£2 to a collector.
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