I’m sure if you’re a reader of my blog you know of the famous-ish YouTuber known as “The 8-Bit Guy” previously known as, “The iBook Guy”. He’s a YouTuber that does all kinds of cool retro tech videos and is part of the YouTube Retro-tech Nerd Trifecta of LGR, Techmoan, and 8-Bit Guy.
Anyway, I love a lot of his work and was browsing some weird old YouTube videos about obsolete VGA cameras looking for video samples. While I was watching a video about the this insanely crappy Vivitar Digital Camera, I was suddenly struck with the thought, wait a minute, I know that voice! That’s 8-bit Guy!
And sure enough, if you watch the video for long enough, a much younger, 2007 8-bit Guy reveals himself brandishing a headset mic to give his thoughts on the cheap camera, and it is glorious!
The video is part of the channel called MyPCHelp, and appears to have been a collaborative channel with 8-bit and some of his friends. Their oldest video is back to the earliest days of YouTube and is called “Defeating Spyware – Trailer” (below) and it was published all the way back to December 18th 2006!
The trailer is a good precursor to one of the finest pieces of Internet nostalgia on YouTube, “Defeating Spyware – Chapter 1”.
I really got a kick out of randomly happening upon this channel, and I thought I would share it. This video could easily be remixed into a Vaporwave smash hit I have no doubts.