Generation X-tasy

Generation X-tasy

Once a year, some 36,000 attendees gather in Las Vegas to attend the Nightclub & Bar Show. It’s an annual ritual that involves visiting hundreds of exhibits with many offering showgoers samples of the latest in adult beverage innovation. At the conference, there...
Time Compression

Time Compression

Engineer Percy Spencer at defense contractor Raytheon notices something peculiar. While testing a new vacuum tube, called a magnetron, a candy bar melts in his pocket. Intrigued, Spencer places some popcorn near the tube and watches in awe as kernels begin popping all...
Woman’s Acceptance Factor (WAF)

Woman’s Acceptance Factor (WAF)

There it was: the umpteenth TV commercial featuring a woman doing the housework. You fill in the brand: PAM, Tide, McCormick’s, or even hip Target — all relegate women to that subsidiary role of “happy homemaker.” You would think the Renaissance thinkers in...
Digital Lifestyle

Digital Lifestyle

Here’s a startling statistic: 49% of Americans have reduced spending on travel, food and healthcare in order to afford their technology. Welcome to the Digital Lifestyle Ubertrend — the marriage of man and machine. As technology becomes more tightly interwoven with...
Unwired

Unwired

When the Zenith Space Command remote control went into production in 1956, few could have predicted that this ultrasonic gadget would be the catalyst for a whole new era of wireless devices, and the birth of the couch potato generation. Zenith’s ultrasonic technology...
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