Thursday, June 27, 2002

Forward Into the Past

Considering that the television has become the key piece of furniture around which most interiors orbit, isn't it odd that TV set design has remained virtually unchanged for the past 20 years? It's always a dull black cube. Even computers have evolved from beige boxes to something resembling creativity. But not TVs.

How come no one has tried to differentiate the commodity TV set through a unique design that would allow the canny manufacturers to charge a premium price?

Well, actually there is one very cool alternative already out there . . . Predicta; a company that makes bespoke television sets in the New Frontier style. They're wildly expensive but their look is spectacular and their innards are totally up to date.

If anyone knows someone at Predicta, tell them I am willing to demo one of their products and review its performance with total objectivity . . . or bias . . . It doesn't really matter, as long as I get one of these TVs..

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