Friday, December 03, 2004

Say goodbye to the VCR.

VCR sales are down almost 99% from their peak of 200 million annually during the 1980s, and from 23 million during 2000, to only 2.8 million projected for the coming year. [NY Post]

In Britain, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain has stopped selling VCRs completely -- and police say that home burglars don't even bother to take them. [Reuters]

The VCR was the most successful consumer electronics item ever after television and radio. It's had a great 30-year run, but that's about over now thanks to the DVD player. Get ready to plant it next to the eight-track.

Me, I have fond memories of my Betamax, long-since planted next to the eight-track.