That Spectrum is one of them new fangled ones, with a proper keyboard. My Spectrum had rubber keys
My life is not a relic lol!It's a museum of living history in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The main body of it is set out like a late Victorian town with another part like a '30s High Street. They had dressed it all up in a WWII period look for an exhibition.
Tucked away in the back was what seemed like an old exhibition about technology in the 20th century home which was half furnished. In this display case was some late 70s/Early 80s stuff like calculators, a Walkman and early home PCs. My picture is of a ZX Spectrum + which my grandad brought us with his retirement money, IIRC. I've still got my +2 in my cupboard!
I remember the day we first rented, that's right rented our first VHS player. I could actually record and keep movies. That's when my movie collecting obsession started.It’s strange to think that there are kids who may already be unfamiliar with VHS, I recall having a fat TV with a VHS player and wearing down my classic Doctor Who ones.
The only downside... rewinding your tapes.I remember the day we first rented, that's right rented our first VHS player. I could actually record and keep movies. That's when my movie collecting obsession started.
As much as I love DVD, Blu-ray discs or UHD discs, I still think video cassettes were the greatest thing ever. They enabled you to have your own library.
You’d still have to, at least for vhs, audio cassettes at least had 2 sides so at least rewinding wasn’t required, unless you wanted to listen to the same side again...not if you taped over them! ( or did you still have to? been a long time since I've seen cassettes...)
On a bizarre note I have a similar story, basically the same, only difference being instead of the news it ended up as part -only part- of a film.I remember taping an episode of Robot Wars and being devastated that someone had accidentally recorded over it with the evening news.
Betamax was a much better format than VHS. The core technology of betamax has been used in professional broadcasting for years (betacam, betacam sp and digital betacam).aaah laserdisc... the DVD time forgot...
hears the faint whisper of beta max!