I read the “Personal Collections Become Public Archives” and it was quite realistic and something that some people can relate to, and of course that depends on your age or which era you are from. Earlier in the 90’s I personally was one of those persons who would get up early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons since if you missed at that on that date and time then your chances of seeing it again is almost NIL or perhaps in another couple of months.
As mentioned in the piece, in the 70’s and in the 80’s Youtube was not available for you to catch up with the cartoons that you missed this morning. Also, with Netflix available people no longer have to stay awake until wee hours in the night or get up early in the mornings to keep up with their shows.
As the writer in “Personal Collections Become Public Archives” said, in the 70’s and 80’s you were lucky if you had a tape collector where you can have hours and hours of your shows recorded if you were so fortunate. From the artifact that was given I thought Battle of the Planets was the most fun and endearing one.