40,000 VHS Tapes Going to Archive.org

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Marion Stokes recorded 140,000 VHS tapes of history

Most people would see this as a quaint story, perhaps something that belongs with Jean Moos of CNN. But an entrepreneur should see money. No doubt this woman’s accomplishment is a bit nutty, but she’ll be remembered in the same vein as Rosa Parks. STORY BELOW.

Is recording TV around the clock for decades a symptom of mental illness or an invaluable contribution to history? Depends on what happens to the tapes. In the case of Marion Stokes, a woman who left behind 40,000 VHS tapes when she passed away in 2012, the answer is the latter.

Someone in San Francisco is digitizing 40,000 homemade VHS tapes

http://www.avclub.com/article/someone-san-francisco-digitizing-40000-homemade-vh-202739

The Incredible Story Of Marion Stokes, Who Single-Handedly Taped 35 Years Of TV News – From 1977 to 2012, she recorded 140,000 VHS tapes worth of history

http://www.fastcompany.com/3022022/the-incredible-story-of-marion-stokes-who-single-handedly-taped-35-years-of-tv-news

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