The Internet Archive can lead to evenings of fun if you have a decent broadband connection to download videos. Especially interesting are the Prelinger Archives of “ephemerial” films – remember the stuff you watched on a warbly 35mm projector in school?
Here’s some of the clips I’ve run across tonight:
- Panorama Ephemera is a good starting point and overview
- Navy Safety Videos – what happens when you’re careless around jet aircraft
- Duck and Cover!
- Despotism – maybe this one should be updated and shown to the people who just got re-elected..
- How To Use the Dial Phone – imagine a world before direct-dial calls.
- This Is Hormel – you really don’t want to see your luncheon meat being made.