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I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

I Miss Videodiscs, the Fragile Garbage That Shaped My Childhood

When I talk about the discs I watched videos on as a kid people assume I mean laser discs, or maybe I’ve confused my decades and mean DVDs, or even video CDs. There’s an assumption that I’ve just misremembered things, but that’s because the capacitance electronic disc, or videodisc (or in my house just “disc”), was a mere flash in the pan of a gadget.

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