[Wired In raw #9: Las Vegas CES #9]

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 #9.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with color bars.

00:39Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from outside of the convention hall in Las Vegas. The camera operator gathers footage of satellites outside of the Vegas Hilton. This lasts for several minutes.

06:20Copy video clip URL The videomakers interview John Edmister, President of the TransVision Corporation. Edmister explains that the company manufactures big screen televisions and satellite systems. He also talks about the future of satellite television. This lasts for several minutes.

10:28Copy video clip URL Cut to a presentation from Alex Stone, President of Quasar Company. Stone talks about the consumer reaction to the electronics industry despite the current economic woes in the country. “We think the consumer has switched his purchasing pattern. He’s not spending as much or as many dollars in housing. He obviously is not spending as many dollars in automobiles, and we think he is now taking those dollars and shifting them to lifestyle type products. Consumer electronics is a good example of a changing lifestyle.” Stone then showcases some of the new Quasar products: the DoublePlay (an AM/FM Tape Cassette Player with a detachable Cassette Tape Recorder and Radio) and a briefcase computer. Stone also talks about the history and marketing strategies of Quasar Company. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.

20:39Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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