You know if I get a free Spin I have to use it to talk about old crap I've got around my house right?
Like I really need an excuse but
Way back before VCR, DVD players or all the cool audio/video toys we have now this was cool.
A View Master
It was very cool.
And, we all had them.
Though I have to admit I was as 'uptown' as JR because I didn't have the battery powered thingy to provide light on a rainy day or nighttime.
For those of you that are not acquainted with this device let me give instruction on it's usage, so you slip the disk of film into the slot at the top. Hold it up to your eyes, face some sort of light source and magically (or not) you saw the image. To change the picture you pressed down on the lever on the side. Sometimes the lever didn't advance the slide so you would have to keep pressing down on it. Get a roomful of kids pressing down levers and you can bet a migraine was in the making. No wonder parents felt fine leaving their children alone with these things.
This is wasn't a new concept. It was really a high tech form of the old magic lantern from the 19th century.
And, just like the magic lantern of the past this toy could take you to places and events that you wouldn't be able to go to before.
There were stories on these disks of film.
And, everyone got into the act.
It was cool for it's day.
Isn't it amazing how technology has evolved?
For good or for bad.
Thanks for letting me share my old stuff and go visit Jen and the gang.
Also, go see what I brought home from New Orleans for my friend Sher.