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

As the VCR finally dies, a lament for once-great technologies

July 28, 2016 11:00 AM