No Great Stagnation: TV Remote Control Device, 1976

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


Hat tip: Boing Boing.


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

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.

Talk to me about a dongalonger.

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.

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

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

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