Friday, February 22, 2008

From another format war...

The Sony SL-2000 Betamax.

We had one of these in the early 1980s.  It actually belonged to my old high school, but I got to use it now and then.  It was quite the device at the time and cost several thousand dollars.  I remember at least one band trip I tagged along with my folks on where I shot video of the marching band (I wasn't in high school yet).  This was a very cool rig at the time (the camera that went with it was a tank) and got me all nostalgic...and imagine my surprise that someone had a copy of this ad for it!