The news that the supposed last maker of VCRs, Funai Electric, will cease production on the video medium at the end of this month took me back to this blog item I wrote in 2009.
That’s when I retired my previous VCR, a Hitachi VT 2000A workshorse that served me well for 21 (!) years.
They say otherwise, but I’m still convinced that my first college roommates invited me to live with them because I was the only one they knew who had one. Happily, the friendship has outlasted the machines.
So sayonara to one of my favorite technologies!
P.S. I still have a few blank cassettes, if you know anyone who is looking.