I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to explain to my future kids what life was like before the Internet. Those stories of a pre-YouTube, pre-Wikipedia, pre-Google, pre-iPhone, pre-iPad day will be the modern day equivalent of my parents' stories about walking a mile to school barefoot in the snow with two barrels…
Do not adjust your computer screens. There's no problem with YouTube, other than the fact that it's getting a little misty eyed—by choosing to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the VCR with a little added analog character on its digital videos.
I've got some family shit going on right now, and it's making me nostalgic. The memories floating to the surface are overwhelmingly of my sister and my parents. But right there along with my family are the times I spent with technology—a surprisingly prominent cast member in the movie inside my mind.
Only a year after being the first person to successfully demo a working television set in 1926, John Logie Baird dreamed up something called Phonovision. What was its purpose? To record television. On a record.
Unbeknown to us, the Finnish YouTube user "markorepairs" is quite the video legend with 988 videos showing...well, not much! Except for this recent corker, which features his entire VCR player collection and the most amazing bowlcut seen since Friar Tuck.
You think you enjoyed Blu-ray vs HD DVD? Memory Stick vs SD? Pshaw! You haven't seen a format war until you've witnessed the betrayal and bloodbath that was Betamax vs VHS.
While most of our homes resemble some '60s sci-fi TV show, adorned in A/V equipment loaded to the gills with LEDs, our kitchens have remained sadly tasteful. That was, until this Jacob Jensen toaster.
If you thought the Super NinTiVo was cool, reader Jeff has something even better. He frankensteined together a "ViVo", which is a Vista Media Center PC on a Celeron D 3.0 with a 250GB hard drive all running inside, you guessed it, a Panasonic VCR.
Nothng like bringing a metaphor to life huh TiVo? Seems the company has decided to display its vim and vigor by staging an interesting event at the Oct 14 opening of NYC's Digital Life technology and entertainment show. Sort of featuring a "mock" funeral, TiVo is encouraging anyone who still may have an old VCR tape…