1984: Mel Tillman, manager of S&S Sound City, in New York, demonstrates how a television program is taped with a Toshiba video cassette recorder. Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder.
1984: Mel Tillman, manager of S&S Sound City, in New York, demonstrates how a television program is taped with a Toshiba video cassette recorder. Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. Suzanne Vlamis Associated Press file
1984: Mel Tillman, manager of S&S Sound City, in New York, demonstrates how a television program is taped with a Toshiba video cassette recorder. Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. Suzanne Vlamis Associated Press file

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