I love Seinfeld. I’ve watched every episode and in the early nineties, I would tape them on VHS.
I had my own library of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and SNL.
Before streaming was a thing, I was annoyed that I couldn’t watch what I wanted at any time. That’s why I taped my favorite shows.
But I knew there had to be a better way.
That’s when I invented Analog Netflix.
I envisioned a giant room filled with VHS tapes of every TV show and movie. In that same room would be a wall of VCRs, with each VCR being connected to a specific customer’s cable box.
The customer would use an on-screen menu to choose what they wanted to watch and a robotic arm would retrieve that tape and put it into the appropriate VCR.
And just like magic, the show would play on the customer’s TV.
I was 12 years old at the time, so I didn’t follow through on my idea.
But I’m very happy to live in a world where my vision became a reality so that I can watch any episode of Seinfeld whenever I want.