Dear Future Generations,
I'd like to tell you about a primitive and yet incredibly reliable device called the VHS tape.
Video cameras used to be huge enough to house this baby. It measures approximately 1" x 7.5" x 4". It records picture and sound on the tape which is enclosed within.
While antiquated, these VHS tapes are the foundation of my television-related existence. Since I do not have TiVo and am rather old fashioned, I take advantage of the reliability of this lovely antique. I stick it in my antiquated TV/VHS combo to record my favorite shows when I find it impossible to be present for their live TV broadcast.
Such shows that I have missed and been able to watch after its original broadcast include American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. It works swimmingly when I need to attend events such as bridal showers, institute, or work.
In short, I am expressing a most grateful testament to the power and greatness of VHS tapes which no longer receive sufficient credit. For those of us poor, TiVo-less peons, VHS tapes are the lifeline to missed television. It should go down in history with proper respect, and you should be among the first to attest to this.