Beta Lore featured in the New York Times.

Though all but forgotten in today's consumer electronics, Sony's Betamax format video tape recorders hold a special place in the hearts of the faithful. This page serves as a home for stories of man and machine, of the trials and tribulations of Beta patrons.

Special Note

The E-mail addresses in these pages have been modified so that "*" appears where "@" should be. Hopefully this will prevent use of these addresses by bulk mailers. When writing to addresses on these pages, simply correct the "*". Sorry for any inconveniences.

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Submitting Your Beta Lore

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Beta-Lore was created by Wallace White (wallace* and first went on line 3 Apr 1996 at It later moved to PALsite on 1st Aug 1998.