So here's what I am thinking about.
The most distant earth-made object in space is still speaking to us through mid-70s technology, and I don't understand why that is still possible.
It is carrying a phonograph record which you couldn't play on earth today, unless you were at my house. Or the RCA Victor Museum.
Someone please photoshop a big-eyed alien with head cocked to a Victrola, ("His Master's Voice" style) because I don't have time right now.
Perhaps if it does end up long ago in that land far, far away it will be found by bobby-soxed and pompadoured extra-terrestrials, because that record's got Chuck Berry on it. To see a list of everything on the records, visit the official website here. The Flash version is terribly entertaining.
What V'ger is sending back is not so public-access friendly, but you can see the latest charts and graphs on the webpage as well. There is another flash that seeks to make this more exciting here. Impress your children by telling them, that's right honey. We didn't know any of that until I was already in junior high.
It is from this tour I have just learned the word "heliopause" and am now looking for ways to use it in daily life.
Sagan's Murmers of Earth, I was sad to learn is no longer in print, but can be found used.