Finally Friday

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 9:42am

1. Plans for the weekend?

2. What are you wearing?

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 10:51am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Jam-before TV remotes my mom would leave ABC on all day while she was cleaning, cooking, etc so I got used to TEON, AMC, OLTL and GH. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Lol, Remote controls were unheard of in the day!  But I can so visualize my mother's whole day too, The kitchen and tv room were combined and she'd have her ironing table up ironing away dad's stuff while dinner cooked or was simmering...  Simpler times! :)</p>

I don't know what day you're talking about.  The nickname "clicker" for a remote control is directly attributable to the original Zenith Space Command remote control that Robert Adler developed in 1956 (the second generation remote), because essentially it worked like the Clapper does today.  Four buttons on the remote hit a bar inside the remote, which emitted a sound on a varying frequency that the television would detect and respond to.

It's simply not possible that remotes would be "unheard of" during this time, yet the nickname for the device persists even today.

That YOU specifically never heard of them that early is no measure of how widely spread was knowledge of their existance.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 10:54am

Grapthars-what year did you get your first TV with a remote control?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:02am

I remember my mother used to keep her remote control ON THE TV...

I kept trying to explain that wasn't exactly how it was supposed to work

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:03am

Not until I was an adult.  My grandparents, however, had a TV with a remote before we moved outside the Joliet city limits in 1968.  It was *likely* the year they gave us their old color TV (which replaced out black and white TV in a console set), so 1965?  66?  I'm not entirely sure of the date. 

Had I known you were going to go on one of your infamous "Ah HAAAA!!!!! You LIAR!!!" runs over this, I would have taken better notes as a preschooler.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:06am

I remember my mother used to keep her remote control ON THE TV...

I kept trying to explain that wasn't exactly how it was supposed to work

Bawahhhaaa....

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:07am

That's great Grapthars. The "average" household did not have one until the late 70's, early 80's though. 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:09am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>That's great Grapthars. The "average" household did not have one until the late 70's, early 80's though. </p>

According to whom?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:11am
Clicker is still a nick name for remote controls, Lol. But no, they were not as common 30-40 years ago like now.. Hence back in the day!

 


 


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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:17am

According to whom?

www.bnet.fordham.edu/carey1/Evol%20of%20TV%20ViewingB.doc

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 11:17am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Clicker is still a nick name for remote controls, Lol. But no, they were not as common 30-40 years ago like now.. Hence back in the day!

"Not as common" does not equal "unheard of", which was your original statement and the statement I have refuted.  With silly, inconsequential things like facts.  And reality.  Had you said, "remote controls weren't as common back then as they are now" I would never had argued that statement.

"Remotes were unheard of!" is an untrue statement.  "Remotes weren't as common back then" is not.

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