Remote Controller Devices names
I am digging lately into the history of old interfaces, with a peculiar emphasis on remote controller devices for tv. It's impressing to see how the name of the devices were imaginitive and user-oriented in terms of fun/innovation. Look at the following:- the “Lazy Bones" in 1952 [Truly my favorite name!]: - the "blab-off" in 1953 (signal sent through a 20-foot cable) - the "tun-O-magic" in 1955 (signal sent through a 20-foot cable) - the "flash-matic" in 1955 (signal sent through light beams): - the "space command" in 1956 (the first true wireless clicker, thanks to ultrasonic waves): - the "homenet" in 1980 (a remote controller used for other devices than TV and VCR)
Now the remote controller turns to be a boring device among others with awful names like URC-100, URC-200 & URC-300 or Sony RM-AV3100. That's an interesting pattern here, the same thing happened to computer, to some extent.
[Picture taken from museum.tv]