February 7, 2001

Are Americans under-teched?

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "The first part of this column stirred up a good bit of controversy, when I suggested that the flat numbers in U.S.
electronics sales had less to do with consumer confidence and recession fears than with the simple fact that most
consumer electronics are boring and dangerously un-evolved.

To illustrate the point, I walked through my home and took a survey of my "basic" electronics--telephone, stereo,
microwave, and so on. Sure enough, despite the shiny packaging, none of my latest and greatest had really evolved in
the last 10 years."


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