Tuesday, December 23, 2008

In Memorium: VHS (1977-2008)


Today we bid farewell to VHS...

He was only thirty-one years old. I knew him well. I grew up with him. All my friends played with him. He always did us favors. And he never forgot, although occasionally he'd loose things. I'll miss him. I almost feel bad that I lost touch with him in the late 90's when I met this new guy named DVD. Of course, now I don't hang out with him nearly as much since I met Blu-Ray...

Am I fickle? A fair weathered friend, perhaps?

It appears in this article over at JoBlo that the last distributor dealing in VHS tapes has shut down. It's over. No more tape. VHS is dead...

Long live VHS.

4 comments:

Morgan said...

Wow. I can remember renting a VCR from the local video store with my parents in order to watch movies. Those VHS tapes brought us joy and laughter and tears. Farewell, VHS.

Book Lover Kiki said...

I never got to enjoy a VHS, I'm only 11. Goodbye VHS and hello CDS

Spokker said...

If you want to keep those tapes, better transfer them to DVD now before the damn things disintegrate.

Anonymous said...

I bet VHS did Hunter favors...