Hold on to your remote control, Grandpa. The last VCR has rolled off the assembly line. The only remaining Japanese manufacturer of VCRs, Funai Electric, maker of VHS machines sold under several brand names, has stopped making the gadgets. Those things wear out, so get over to Sears now and get one from the remaining stock if you want to be able to show the grand kids Mickey’s Christmas Carol again this December.
“Last known VCR maker stops production, 40 years after VHS format launch,” Mark Walton, Ars Technica
“So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around),” Gabriel Rosenberg, NPR
“The VCR Is Officially Dead, But We’ll Never Forget It,” Brian Barrett, Wired
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