This old A&J cartoon and the one I showed you Monday are reminders of how ubiquitous the old video-rental stores were in 1996. That seems like yesterday, but it’s been more than 15 years, a not insignificant chunk of time in human terms and a millenium in technological terms. When I was a boy, school children did not have the option of cribbing from a video library. We had to go to the drugstore and buy a copy of “Classics Illustrated” and actually read the darn thing!
On a related topic, I purchased a doodad yesterday for not much money that plugs into my TV set. It receives a signal from my wireless router and allows me to access Netflix movies without getting third-degree burns on my stomach from watching them on my laptop. I know this isn’t exactly breaking news to the geeks among you, but it was a major step for me, and I must say I’m liking it.