Last week I switched from cable to satellite; the quality difference (for essentially the same price) is incredible. I got a dual tuner DVR as part of the deal, so we can watch recorded shows in either room from just one box. Sometimes technology can still astonish me.

Tonight I rewired my television and all the stuff plugged into it, to give the satellite box a proper home. In the process I removed the VCR, which had not been used in many months. I think this is the first time I’ve not had a VCR hooked up to my TV in more than twenty years – maybe 24 even? – I can’t remember. A long, long time. My preschooler has seen just one videotape, and my baby may never see any at all. This seemed worth recording. Just not on tape.


This was published on 05 Oct 2006.
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