Can''t you just go to Ikea?
I love coincidences … just as I read this, the next song my computer switches to is Kas by CPeX (“ ’n kas van d’n Ikea”).
Yay you! The first one to read this!
The post here suggests it was a site with content.
Yes, like this:
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To be fair, "record" was deliberately hard to do, so that you wouldn't erase your tapes by mistake. The requirement of pressing "play" and "record" simultaneously to record isn't particularly discoverable
True, but the kids on that programme had more trouble than I would have expected to even get the tape to play, wind, etc. That recording stumped them isn’t too big a surprise.
unless you have someone to tell you.
But there were tabs at the upper corners that if removed would not allow recording to happen.
Only if you had actually removed those tabs. My mother once taped over some of my music, for example, because I hadn’t and she just hit Record+Play without checking which tape was in the machine.
I'll grant that it might have been slightly cheaper to build the electronics if they didn't make the Record button also operate the motor, but building a mechanical interlock so that the Record button doesn't press unless the Play button is also pressed seems like it'd just add unnecessary complexity in that case.
A few years ago, when I was put into forced labour disassembling things for recycling, I took apart a cassette deck and spent probably the better part of half an hour playing with the mechanical buttons and their associated levers to figure out exactly how all of them worked and interacted. The mechanism would certainly have been simpler without that interlock for the Record button, so the only conclusion I can reach is that it’s deliberate.
Before reading the article, I thought it would probably have some merit, given that a while ago I was watching this show and the kids on it had real trouble getting an audio cassette to play and record without their parents’ help. However, then I read things like:
1 Buy or borrow a VHS tape.
2 […] if there is a cover on the VHS tape, you must get the tape out of the cover
and thought, “This really is written for dumb people, isn’t it?”
8 Always read the FBI Warning.
Um … what? Why would I want to read the same warning every time, and anyway, what does this have to do with “How to Use a Vhs Tape”? Never mind that where I live, there were no “FBI warnings” on video tapes.
No, the only thing that matters to designs is that they change continuously. This way it always seems new. Once a look has existed for 5 years it starts to look old, at which point you can switch again to the old one.
This is good news for all those people who still use Windows XP because they’re afraid they’ll get confused and forget how to use the computer by the different look of later versions.
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