Rejoining the 80’s

Well, in addition to finally getting a web page (which is much more 90’s than 80’s), I also got around to rejoining the 80’s last thursday, in so much as that I went and bought a VCR.

We already have a DVD player (which we seem to mostly use to watch and avidly re-watch the Harry Potter movies), but recent events involving conflicting viewing preferences (Simone wants to watch ER and I’ve become more attached to Lost) meant that we had to acquire some form of recording technology.

Now what would have been really cool to get was one of those new ~$1500 Hard disk recording/DVD writing gizmos (I don’t even know if they have an official name) so that I could record my shows 21st century style, but given the economic (the VCR cost all of $120 – isn’t it surprising, I remember when they were three or four hundred, and constituted a fairly major investment) and technical realities (our middle aged TV doesn’t have input ports for that kind of new fangled technical wizardry) I will have to put off that particular non-necessity until some later stage.