Raw footage for "Wired In," a never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. This tape features footage from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 1982. CES #4.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with color bars and room audio.
00:32Copy video clip URL We watch as a sales representative demos an electronic drum machine. This lasts for several minutes.
02:51Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from around the convention hall. We watch as a number of music videos play on a large wall of television sets. We also see footage of a VHD machine.
06:03Copy video clip URL Cut to a Kool and the Gang video for “Get Down On It.” This lasts for several minutes.
08:48Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of a digital display of decibel meters. We watch as the levels fluctuate while drums are being played. We also see more footage from around the convention center. This lasts for several minutes.
12:29Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of the video game Donkey Kong being played. We also see footage from a number of other video games including Mouse Trap, Phoenix, and Vanguard. This lasts for several minutes.
16:51Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from within the Coleco Arcade at the convention. A slew of attendees are trying their hand at some of the newest video games available. We also hear a song about “Pac Man Fever” that blasts from the arcade. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
19:21Copy video clip URL Tape ends.