21st July 08:48
Rant: "Video and DVD"
The sad truth is that many people really think "video" means "VHS,"
since they've been using the terms interchangably for decades, and
calling a DVD a video would be very confusing to them (it certainly is
to my dad, who thought he'd ruined a DVD once by placing it near a
magnet). How many people had a problem calling cassette tapes and CDs
"albums," when they thought only LPs were "albums." I know some people
who still think that albums are always vinyl, and CDs are just CDs.
"Get rid of the Range Rover. You are not responsible for patrolling
Australia's Dingo Barrier Fence, nor do you work the Savannah, capturing
and tagging wildebeests."
--Michael J. Nelson