November 15, 1989

On November 15, 1989, the first “Batman” film was released on video tape. For the people born after 1999, video tape was the extinct technology that people used to watch movies at home on their televisions. They would insert the video tape into a VCR that was wired to their movie watching devices. For the more intelligent kids reading or watching this today, the ‘March of Progress’ or ‘The Road to Home Movie Viewing” would be Television and whatever the Networks Put On, HBO, video tape and the VCR, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray, and now Hulu, Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime. While the video tape and VCR are extinct, the CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays are on the endangered list because of streaming video service providers. We were able to determine this timeline from the fossil records uncovered in several home of hoarders located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But you just wait, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon Prime will dinosaur up in the near future, just like video tapes.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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