Speaking of Rubber

By Norman Chan

Prelinger archives now accessible on an iOS app!

Hey guys, remember Rubbah? It's one of the classic industrial films we used to play in a continuous loop for battery rundown tests in the early days of Tested. That film, along with 2,000 other corporate and "ephemeral" films of that era, are part of the Prelinger video archives (now in the Library of Congress). An independent app developer has just released an iOS app to tap into that library, letting you search and sort all of the Prelinger films and view them on your phone. The app, simply called Linger, was not developed by Rick Prelinger, but has his blessing. It's $3 and available now.