When it comes to the status of the LP (that’s a vinyl record, for those not hip to the lingo) there are three basic opinions:
1.) Oh man, LPs are the greatest form of musical documentation ever! To hell with digital, I loves me some crackles and pops!
2.) Screw records. I hate the fact that CDs are still around–aren’t my illegally downloaded MP3s the best thing since TiVo?
3.) Just gimme my music, something to play it on, and pass the [insert vice of choice here].
Whatever your view is, ThinkGeek.com has a cool little machine out that will hopefully help bridge this gap. It’s called the Ion USB Turntable. It lets you convert your vinyl into digital files, which I assume you could then put onto your MP3 player and enjoy whilst you walk. Check it out, yo!
EDIT: Also, in my surfing, I found something else that’s neat and serves the purpose for both LPs and cassettes. On ThinkGeek.com, search for InstantMusic Vinyl & Cassette Ripper (fixed the link problem I was having, CLICK AWAY!).