And they probably still can’t program them.
Two words: VCR Plus+.
Crazy by itself. But even crazier when I realize: I don’t even have a DVD player in my home anymore.
I digitized all the DVDs in my collection about two years ago. I have since been giving away my DVDs to friends and family who still own that technology. The closest thing that I own to a DVD player is an iMac, which sits in our office/guest bedroom, so not in a place that is often used for movie watching. My wife’s family, every so often, gives us DVDs as gifts, which I promptly digitize, using said iMac, and give away, or else, put in my pile of DVDs that no one wants. I don’t consider myself to be special in this regard, but I know that my wife’s parents still have a DVD player, VCR, and a host of VHS tapes and DVDs that they still use. Hell, my parents still own a cassette player!
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard