Dick Summer Connection

Today’s podcast is about remembering all the way back to when my TV had only 7 channels. I grew up in Brooklyn, New York. When you got west of Jersey in those days, there were only three channels in most cities till you got just east of L.A. Back in those days I remember slapping the side of the TV to make the picture stop rolling. Baseball games were broadcast in black & white using only 3 cameras, and the cameras didn’t have zoom lenses. And I used a pencil to rewind a stuck cassette audio tape. Do you even remember audio cassettes? And there were Blockbusters…stores that just rented video tapes. Video TAPES. And the Blockbuster stores all had little back rooms where they kept the tapes you didn’t want your parents or neighbors to catch you renting. And of course, you had to be sure to rewind the tapes when you returned them or there was a PENALTY. When we switched to DVDs, it took me a while to stop looking for a way to re-wind them. You don’t have to re-wind your smart phones now, but there are real PENALTIES for the way we use them.

One Response to “Dick Summer Connection”

  1. Bill Killeen says:

    Oh yea, spent lots of time with the #2 pencil rewinding the audio cassette so I could play it again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!