A chap from Bavaria uses (mostly) only analogue tech at home (auf Deutsch)
Got sent a link to this by a friend in Germany (from a short documentary from the Bayerischer Rundfunk), very impressive collection of items and all in regular use too (including a Siemens telex machine connected via Internet!)
Apparently the B&W TV he has restored is from the UK..
Atomkraft? ? Nein Danke! - Who here remembers that bumper sticker? Another 'pre-digital' artefact of times past.
I think the last time I tried to send a telex message, was about 1987 (or 8) from my Prestel terminal. Is telex still used these days? However, I still occasionally use a fax machine, and I still own a PABX that can use analogue (loop disconnect) telephones, and still have a few rotary dial telephones.
Multi View T35 makes analogue TV a reality, and I guess, my Aurora makes analogue VHF TV equally realistic.
I have to say, I love that AEG Fridge, and thankfully, still doing what it was made to do. In the wrong hands, it could by now have been a book case, or a hideous lamp/room feature.
AEG = Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft - The German equivalent of GEC!
I heard that it was a common joke about AEG in Germany that the initials stood for "Auspacken, Einschalten, Geht nicht" (unpack, switch on, does not work)!
An acquaintance of mine who used to work as an appliance repairman said his heart used to sink when he was called out to sort an AEG appliance- "the worst sort of people, they want the image for cheap"! He reckoned that there was quite a close correlation between social grouping and brand. Putting his money where his mouth was, he reckoned Zanussi had the best quality/price intersect. This was all a couple of decades ago, and the picture gets greatly distorted in the acquisition/takeover churn with "capitalisation of goodwill" (or brand prostitution, as I prefer to think of it).
On the subject of acronyms, I like Idioten Kaufen Eben Alles....