Media Archaeology Lab Blog Post: The Ephemerality of Breakage and the Degradation of the Vectrex

This is the second post in a series I’m working on, posting for the Media Archaeology Lab (MAL). I’m looking at devices here in Maryland, at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), while writing on devices that the MAL also holds in its collections. This week I write on the Vectrex, a vector-graphics based home video console, first sold in 1982–I write on both its then economic demise and its now current technological failure.

See my post for the MAL, “The Ephemerality of Breakage and the Degradation of the Vectrex.”