"What? But no one has used a VCR since 1998?! Get a grip ShortList."
No, you get a grip. And get your facts straight: Japanese company Funai Electric, the last remaining producer of VCR machines in the world, is set to hit 'Stop' on its production by August - bringing to a close a production line that's been going since 1983. The components are too hard to come by, the market is shrinking and, well, you know, no one buys VHS any more.
With Funai announcing this sad news, we thought we'd take a moment to reminisce on the finest points of this long-defunct format.