What’s Your Most Beloved “Retro Media” Format?

Granted, I’m an overly nostalgic person, but I think for most people, old media formats hold a certain magic and retain a lot of their original charm. It’s the whole retro-cool thing: throwback media formats automatically give you distinctive taste and an air of authenticity in a mass consumer digital age.

I would be remiss if I counted my chickens before they hatched, though. I mean, I’ve been known to be wrong once or twice in my life, and I could very well have misconstrued this retro-media nostalgia. So, help me out! Do you still care about retro media? And if so, which one is your beloved? Take this here poll…

Physical Formats: They Will Stay With Us Forever

I heart you, PBS “Off Book.” You… you complete me.

Off Book, a web-original series from PBS Arts, recently produced an episode titled “We ❤ Retro Media: Vinyl, VHS, Tapes & Film” — and just between you and me, I’ve got a crush on it.

The short documentary explores the spectrum of physical formats — and why physical media is still attractive to so many people in a digital age. One of my favorite quotes from the video is

[Physical music] is an archival format… it will stay with us forever.

What do you guys think? Do you still care about so-called “retro media”? Let me know in the comment section below!