As it is already tradition in many of my posts, let’s take a look at a tech time line in our minds. Back in the 50’s, TV sets were large and heavy wooden cubes set in front of a French styled living room. There’s a strange connection between the size and shape in this decade to that of a wooden puppeteer’s box. The large bulbs coming into life to show a few hands interact perhaps? Except the puppets were news anchors or the very first of The Flintstones.
The 60’s came in and it took a little orange color, along with some green and yellow on the outside. Space race in black and white in a fashionable case. Wow, if only “Mad Men” could be seen in those sets. It would give the show a more realistic tone perhaps? Although you could most likely forget about the comfort of a remote.
Moving along to long thin lines of chromed metal on still wooden sets through out the 70’s and 80’s. Back into the wooden touches, just when color programming was taking its hit for the first time. All fuzzy as an old picture. Behold the 90’s when tech stuff was not only about TV sets anymore. Tape recorders, Sony Walkman’s, VCR’s, and tapes themselves. All in black. But hey, so far, how many times have you replaced your “gadgets” in a year? Virtually zero…
Just ass soon as the 2000’s hit tech growth went off scale. OK, so we’re at the beginning of the millennium’s second decade, but can you now keep track of how many cell phone’s you’ve had? My magic number for example is about 12 different ones since 2000. That’s about a cell phone a year. Not so shabby right? What colors have they come in though? The one I’m holding right now is white… and no, I regret to inform you it’s not the iPhone 4 in white, I wish!
Me and a fair number of people that are literally lining up outside stores to get the coveted little cell phone. With silver being the ruling color in the 2000’s and now white seems to be the Snow Queen everyone wants. Just look at good old Steve Jobs hold it as his most precious and newest baby http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20101026/apple-no-white-iphones-til-spring/ What color will be next? A changing color iPhone? Let’s see what happens with the already rumored iPhone 5.