A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

VCR

Sun, 27 Nov '22
Device dusted off to watch old home movies, maybe
Sun, 23 Oct '22
Tape player of a sort, in brief
Mon, 29 Aug '22
Once-popular device in a den, in brief
Tue, 24 May '22
Device associated with the advice "Be kind, rewind"
Mon, 25 Oct '21
Obsolescent TV hookup