Thread: Kids React to VCR

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    • 4 years 1 month ago
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    Not gonna lie, this was pretty hard to watch.

    http://youtu.be/kesMOzzNBiQ

    "There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin." -Linus van Pelt
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      • 4 years 1 month ago
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      Nicely done Player, I got a kick watching this.

      With every year that passes the pool of people familiar with "old tech" grows smaller, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Our analog world may yet be transformed by the digital revolution, it's just taking longer than I expected.

      The funny thing is that the analog world gave me everything I hold dear; movies, television, space exploration, etc. And all of it was available to me without a price tag. It wasn't Free, just paid by a business model that wasn't connected to my bank account.

      As we go forward, future generations may have their "asset account" information transcribed onto their bodies, automatically paying for everything they hear and see, every moment of their lives.
      The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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        • 4 years 29 days ago
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        This is also highly edited and somewhat staged. Their reactions are similar to some of the other old technology they had the kids review. People still have VCR's in their home, especially older and poorer people. Many parents also tell their kids about things such as VCR's with their "When I was your age...."
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          • 4 years 28 days ago
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          VCRs are not completely outdated yet. I still have one and use it! LOL I know there's DVR and TIVO but every cable and satellite company doesn't offer it. My reason for still using one is that in the older days if you had several tvs you could just run the cable wire in the back. But since everything is digital it requires you to have a converter box or pay for an additional "cable" box. Comcast doesn't offer multiroom DVR so you'd have to pay for it on every tv you want to record. Now I think that if every new TV came with a built in DVR style recording feature then VCRS would be completely obsolete, besides wanting to watch old home movies that you have not converted to a disk or flash drive.
          "It lies in the valley of the vision, where the slain are not slain with the sword. In the darkest shadows of light, there you'll find a door..."
            • 4 years 23 days ago
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            I treasure my VCR memories, but I don't miss VCR's. I never want to see the word "tracking" again.
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              • 4 years 12 days ago
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              I still use my vhs watch my favorite one.
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                • 4 years 7 days ago
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                I have a VCR/DVD combo unit that I bought nearly 4 years ago. It records on both DVD and VHS. I have a lot of VHS tapes and most of them I've copied onto DVD with that unit. I have at least one VHS tape with music videos that I recorded off MTV and VH1 back in the 1990's!
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                  • 4 years 7 days ago
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                  LOL i love the fact that they don't know what it is.
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                    • 4 years 5 days ago
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                    The same way I reacted the first time I saw a pocket transistor radio from early 60's.
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                      • 3 years 11 months ago
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                      Watching that video made me feel so old.
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