Using vintage computers in the classroom

David Griffith dgriffi at
Tue Mar 30 14:33:27 CDT 2010

On Tue, 30 Mar 2010, Andrew Burton wrote:

> I don't know what Tutenkamen's tomb smells like, but certainly video tape
> (as in VHS tape) does give off a unique smell when warm. I used to take out
> the videocassette after watching something, turn it upsidedown and give it a
> sniff (no, I don't know why I started doing that!). I started doing that
> quite a bit (not sure whether it was habit or addiction!) for a while, but
> eventually stopped.

Videocassette drawers always smell like cough syrup to me.

David Griffith
dgriffi at

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