birthday of the Video Tape Recorder


Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Video Tape Recorder? Ampex demonstrated the first practical commercial video tape recorder in 1956. The selling price of these first VCRs was $75,000 per unit! Trivia buffs: In early 1951, Bing Crosby asked Ampex to set up a laboratory for Bing’s chief engineer to build one so they could tape television shows.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”

— Jonathan Kozol

r? Ampex demonstrated the first practical commercial video tape recorder in 1956. The selling price of these first VCRs was $75,000 per unit! Trivia buffs: In early 1951, Bing Crosby asked Ampex to set up a laboratory for Bing’s chief engineer to build one so they could tape television shows.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.”

— Jonathan Kozol