Peter Kafka

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Your iPad Is Going to Look Pretty Ancient One Day, Too

If you are very old [cough], you can remember a time when VCRs were exotic machines that most people couldn’t afford to own. If you can’t recall ancient history, Buzzfeed, via AdFreak, has an awesome gallery of old VCR ads that give you all the context you need.

Here’s a prime example, via an unnamed magazine’s photo spread. The camera attached to that Betamax, by the way, clocked in at a featherweight five pounds.


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