When I was ten years old, my grandparents bought their first VCR. It was a very big deal for them, and they asked me to come over and help them set it up and show them how it worked. Grandma had indicated that they’d like to tape the next televised game from our hometown basketball team, so my dad dropped me off at their house that Saturday night. I plugged in the coax, ran the cable from the deck to the TV, and at 8pm sharp, I hit record on that evening’s WSU game. About ten minutes into the game, I noticed that something was very wrong.

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