Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Old School V

V is for VCR, VHS and Vinyl Records.

VCR stands for Video Cassette Recorder. I believe this is definitely obsolete since we now have Digital Recorders and Tivo. No rewinders. It's easy and convenient. That's the important thing about technology.

VHS stands for Video Home System. It is a consumer level analog recording videotape-based cassette standard. With the convenience of Compact Discs, VHS is on the edge of goodbye. However, there are still a lot of VHS users out there. Their number is slowly decreasing, though.

Vinyl Records became obsolete when compact discs and MP3s came out. However, I recently read online that there are vinyl records sold in stores. Antique turntables are polished and used. I prefer vinyl, if only I own my own turntable, seriously.

I forgot another important T. Toll takers or personnel. With the growth of Fastrak, people taking toll payments are now jobless. The Golden Gate bridge is on Fastrak mode all around. No more toll takers. Technology takes human jobs away.

What do you think?


  1. No more toll takers on the GGB?! Wow that's a surprise!

    We still have an old VCR....I think there's a tape stuck in it. I still have a lot of tapes though that's why I don't want to get rid of it. So many shows I taped that haven't been released to DVD, and my old TV production projects from the 80s. Love me some vinyl. My LPs are still packed but I have access to my 45s.

  2. We have VCR and VHS, but no vinyl ... vinyl time was was in my childhood and was something my parents did not do. Those years we only had radio - all my entertainment and outside world came from it. Such nostalgia.


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