Tuesday, July 17, 2007
iPhone's style was originally based on something else...
... the Zenith Space Command remote control from the 70's! Plink!
Wonderfully chunky, rounded-rectangle device. Friends of the family had one and I was jealous. We were still using one of those rectangular brown plastic boxes with the 20 buttons along the top (kuh-chunk!) with the wire running to the tv.
Little did I know at the time, but the Space Command remote didn't even require batteries. It worked on sound frequencies, something akin to a tuning fork. To me it was very cool. Almost like something from Space: 1999.
I wax nostalgic.. Sorry.