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Captaaainuniverse

Guild Member
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!
My life is not a relic lol!
Next they’ll put up video tapes, music cassettes and maybe a Sony CD player (the ones very much like a walkman)
Should I be frightened if one of those tapes were somehow a home video of me in a batman costume I got for Christmas as a kid? Like they unearthed a dinosaur?
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
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.
 

Patient-X

Railgun
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.
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.
 

Phobos

Titan
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.
The only downside... rewinding your tapes.
 

HWR

CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
I remember taping an episode of Robot Wars and being devastated that someone had accidentally recorded over it with the evening news.
 

thedoctor2016

Shinigami
Laserdisc had the best boxarts mostly cos they were massive and anime has loads hopefully only day ill have the room to get a laserdisc player.
 

Phobos

Titan
I remember taping an episode of Robot Wars and being devastated that someone had accidentally recorded over it with the evening news.
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.
 
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