Japanese company Funai Electric, the last known company that still produces VCRs, has announced that they will produce their last batch this month, July 2016.

VCRs revolutionized the way people watched recorded television for thirty years, and managed to change the economics of the film business. Their decline began in the early 00s with the soaring popularity of video CDs and DVDs.

RIP VCR, we won't miss having to store hundreds of bulky tapes and rewind them to the perfect moment. And although you're no longer in production, I'm sure I'll still find a dozen of you under every television set in my grandfather's apartment.


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