The Remote Control is 50 Years Young

October 30, 2006

Zenith Space CommandWe may take the unassuming remote control for granted today but imagine how un-relaxing the TV viewing experience would be without it; yikes after all the running around I do during the course of a normal day, the last thing I want to do is jump up to change the channel 20 times a night.

The WCFCourier.com pays homage to the ubiquitous clicker by way of an interview

WCFCourier: What really pushes your buttons?

Remote: People who are never satisfied with watching one show at a time. The constant channel surfing really rubs me the wrong way, you know? One time, I had the 5 rubbed right off me. It was irritating, not to mention a little embarrassing. I mean, company comes over, and here I am, sitting out on the coffee table with no 5 on. Downright humiliating.

WCFCourier: You’re notorious for causing disputes between men and women. Why are you such a point of contention in so many relationships?

Remote: It’s all about control, of course. Men want it. Women want it. I’ve got it. And whoever has me, has it — you follow?

Image above the Zenith “Space Command” circa 1956, we’ve come a long way.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Commentary


Comments

  • kelsci

    I remember handling that Zenith Space Command remote in the 50s. on my cousin’s Zenith television.

  • kelsci

    I remember handling that Zenith Space Command remote in the 50s. on my cousin’s Zenith television.