For the past year I have been asking everyone that I knew if they had any beta machines because I got a job and now could afford to buy some cool stuff and on the top of the list was a Sony Betamax. So, today my father dropped me off at the local computer store (I hang out in there 5 days a week, so they know me pretty well). I was having the works done up on my computer and we started talking about Netscape 3.0 Beta5 and then it hit me. I never asked them if they had any Beta machines. It just so happens that they had a Sony SL-2501 sitting in the box of a Sony SL-2406 on the windowsill. I have given them some old modems and scanners in the past so they told me that I could have it. I almost couldn't contain myself! Then I found out that the owner of the store has 4 other Beta machines and he bought the entire Beta collection of the local video store, and I could have those too! Just this night I bought 4 Beta videos and after 11 years my first love has come back in full force.
Submitted Sat Jul 13 22:09:08 1996