RE: [Videolib] FW: - VHS obituary

Mike Tribby (
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 12:41:13 -0600

"Any predictions on demise of VCR?
Not anytime soon, I bet, which makes
me wonder about the wisdom of rushing to withdraw all VHS collections"

In extraneous fairness to Variety's snappily-worded tidbit about VHS, all
they're saying is that the major purveyors of entertainment-oriented video
are no longer producing VHS product. I doubt if Variety has a cogent
corporate thought about library VHS collections, but if they did it'd be
smart & sassy.

Mike Tribby
Senior Cataloger
Quality Books Inc.
The Best of America's Independent Presses

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