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Screenshot of CompuCafe Helsinki video, uploaded to Vimeo by Larri Helminen.

1995 video promo for internet cafe puts Finland on the hi-tech map

Screenshot of CompuCafe Helsinki video, uploaded to Vimeo by Larri Helminen.
Recently, the online elite was amazed by a Finnish Internet Café video promo from 1995, which really should open our eyes for how quickly the world has changed. Back then, computers were clunky, fast internet connections were extremely expensive and there was no Wi-Fi.

Since we can assume the charmingly corny video probably didn’t serve its purpose back in the day, as an insert on MTV, we really think you should give the thing four minutes of your time.

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Sixth generation VHS copy of a 1991 Roxette music video

Fading Like a Flower: What happens if you copy a VHS tape 23 times?

Sixth generation VHS copy of a 1991 Roxette music video

Does your smartphone have a scratched camera lens or a cracked screen? Has a year or two of constantly forgetting your charger at home ruined it’s battery life? Do you feel like this limits your creativity?

If you think a half-broken smartphone sucks, let’s have a quick glance back at one of the realities of consumer video equipment from way back. Namely VHS cassettes.

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