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Is YouTube replacing cardboard boxes full of home videos on VHS tapes?

Published on July 11, 2012 by in Blog Posts

OK, so this has been weighing on my mind for a while.  In my closet, I have a box of VHS tapes that contain hundreds of hours of home videos taken of my (now 15-year-old) daughter Katie.  I keep telling myself that I’ll get them converted to DVD–I even have a machine that will do it!–but they’re still on VHS in a box.  I find that taking video of Goobie (my 10-month-old son) is OH SO much more convenient because everyone has a smart phone within reach that will capture those moments.  However, those videos kinda-sorta-don’t really exist anywhere, do they?  I mean, I’m a good computer-nerd and back up my computers in a couple of different ways.  We also seem to find ourselves sharing those videos with friends and family via YouTube, so I guess they sort of exist there too.

Does anybody else feel a little pang of guilt/panic because they’re shooting tons of smart phone video but don’t really do a good job of making sure that those videos exist and will be accessible years down the road?

Here are a few recent vids that only exist electronically–I secretly wish they were in a box on VHS too!

Goobie is a little gassy:
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Goobie discovers strawberries (watch until the very end…)

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Goobie thinks it’s hilarious that his momma loves him so much!

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Goobie LOVES spaghetti!  Sort of…

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