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Top Technology Design Flaws

By on February 28, 2010 in Computer Supplies

PCWorld has listed Fifteen Consumer Electronics Design Mistakes, “modern marvels of technology [that] drive us bonkers, day after day.”

Top of the list is the “red light off” LCD that reminds us our VCR, TV, etc is on stand-by. As the article points out, an “off” light is almost by definition redundant and pointless. Number 2 is the Blinking VCR Clock on VCRs. At Number 4 is the over-buttoned TV/DVR remote control, with four buttons in 1950 to some 64 in 2010. If the present doubling every 15 years continues, a remote in 2055 will confuse users with 512 buttons.

 

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