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PicturePhone: How Bell Telephone Lost a Half Billion, But Nearly Created the Internet [Stories of Technological Failure - Part 3]

How Bell Telephone’s PicturePhone, introduced in 1964, flopped yet nearly catalyzed the internet.

Technically, it was an amazing achievement: Bell used the existing twisted-pair copper wire of the telephone network — not broadband lines like today — to produce black and white video on a screen about five inches square. And, amazingly for the time, it used a CCD-based-camera. It was meant to be the most revolutionary communication medium of the century, driving subscribers to purchase broadband lines, but failed miserably as a consumer product costing Bell a half billion dollars.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

8-bit Cinema: Kill Bill (Vol 1 and 2)!

CineFix presents Kill Bill (Both Volumes!) retold via old-school 8-bit - and16 bit ;) - game tech. No quarters or controllers required!

You get both volumes in one convenient video cartridge, packed with action and awesome finishing moves.

How Sony’s Betamax lost to JVC’s VHS Cassette Recorder [Stories of Tech Failure - Part 1]

In 1976 Sony introduced the Betamax video cassette recorder. It catalyzed the “on demand” of today by allowing users to record television shows, and the machine ignited the first “new media” intellectual property battles.

In only a decade this revolutionary machine disappeared, beaten by JVS’s version of the cassette recorder. This video tells the story of why Betamax failed.

This is one of three videos in a series on marketplace failures of technological objects.

8-bit Cinema: Mean Girls

In honor of Mean Girls 10th anniversary, we present the Lindsay Lohan “classic” in the form of a Classic 8-Bit (and 16-bit) video game!

Today, embark on a quest to survive high school as we present Mean Girls in the form of an 8-Bit video game!

8-bit Cinema: Donnie Darko

CineFix presents Donnie Darko retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16 bit ;) game tech. No controllers required, but SPOILERS ahead!!

Today we present cult favorite Donnie Darko in the form of an 8 bit video game!

Kids React to Old Computers!

Watch the kids try and figure out how to use a 1970’s era computer.

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Glorious Leader - The Video Game!

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea commands you to know that the capitalistic pigs at Moneyhorse LLC, are developing Glorious Leader! , an epic tale about the triumph of Kim Jong Un over the entire American army. Battle through 7 unique levels as you defeat waves of imperialists, combat over-the-top bosses, and ride unicorns!

moneyhorsegames.com
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Music by Joe Reynolds
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Soraya Montenegro: “¡Demuéstrame Tu Poder Satánico! en María La Del Barrio con Nana Calixta

La nana Calixta me dijo el otro día que todo estará bien. Espero que esté en lo cierto, y que de una vez esta bruja del demonio me ayude a terminar con la pepenadora esa.

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