Last night, I spent an hour flipping through this lovely coffee table book on Sesame Street. Every time there is a debate about some obscure memory of the Street, out comes this tome.
Sesame Street played such an important role in my childhood and that of my friends that I am never surprised to find whoever is at my house leafing through this lovely collection of photos, stories and facts. When my daughter became a fan, I was thrilled to get reacquainted with the show and its new characters.
Having a coffee table book is great, but giving to Sesame Street feels even better. Most of its funding comes from the public, people like us.
Many people don’t realize that Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit organization. For all of our programs, which include productions in more than 140 countries, we must cover the substantial cost of research and curriculum development, writing, design, production, and more.
Louise A. Gikow's Sesame Street: A Celebration of 40 years of Life on the Street
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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