Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Back when VCRs were the height of technology.
Sounds weird, because CDs were just appearing on the scene, but in the mid-80s, VCRs were still all the rage. And remember, we were lucky to have a 9" black-and-white TV in our dorm room (with no cable, either). So I imagined Beagle's beat-up station wagon to be worth roughly the cost of a new VCR (something in the $500 range back then, I would imagine). Since freshman weren't allowed to have vehicles on campus, he was forced to leave it behind, only to have it sold out from under him between Labor Day and Fall Break.