VCRs: Coining On Strong

Santa's hottest gift is a magic box that revolutionizes home viewing

Plop . .. click . . . whirr. Plop .. . click . . . whirr. It is not exactly lilting, but that electronic tune is rivaling Silent Night and Jingle Bells for popularity this Christmas season. It is the sound of videocassette recorders gathering tapes into their cradles and, with a twinkling of lights and the push of buttons, bringing forth a host of intriguing new images on millions of TV screens. The machines, universally known as VCRs, are selling at nearly double the rate of...