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The Media Format Graveyard

I went out to look for a VHS copy of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”. She’s teaching grade 8 Human Geography this year. Not simple. We already own a copy in DVD format but my wife’s school only has a VHS player. I think it would be easier just to buy the school a DVD player! Anyway, all the stores I checked no longer carry VHS. I will have to try online.
Remember all the other old formats that quietly went mostly extinct? Cassette tapes, reel to reel, vinyl records, 8-Tracks, Beta, VHS, and more.
Variety published this obituary for VHS.
So what are you plans to experiment with the new formats as we prepare for the death of DVD’s and CD-Rom? Several libraries are already doing some innovative stuff with streaming media.

Posted on: November 24, 2006, 8:00 am Category: Uncategorized