No Great Stagnation: TV Remote Control Device, 1976

by on March 10, 2011 at 7:05 am in Economics, Television | Permalink

United States Patent 3962748 and no, this is not from the Onion.


Hat tip: Boing Boing.

Justin March 10, 2011 at 3:25 am

No great stagnation:

YEAR — Price of a Gigabyte
1981 — $300,000
1987 — $50,000
1990 — $10,000
1994 — $1000
1997 — $100
2000 — $10
2004 — $1
2010 — $0.10

Johnz March 10, 2011 at 4:09 am
john personna March 10, 2011 at 4:40 am

My granddad hated commercials and used to always hack his 60's TVs with a wired mute. Easy right, just put a cord in line with the speaker, route out to a little hand-held box with a clicker.

Rahul March 10, 2011 at 4:46 am

This link might be easier to read

Andrew March 10, 2011 at 6:17 am

Talk to me about a dongalonger.

Randy Addison March 10, 2011 at 8:48 am

Isn't that Mr. Bean's idea? He uses that kind of remote control or should I say button reacher in the Mr. Bean Animated series. So, it is true that Mr. Bean is a genius.

Rahul March 10, 2011 at 10:12 am

This sounds like the sort of thing I should have seen on the Red Green Show.

Humberto March 10, 2011 at 11:23 am

The Great Stagnation is not available for the Kindle in Canada, is there something that you can do?

mbt March 18, 2011 at 6:04 am

This publication also includes the Charter of Fundamental Rights which now has legal force.

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