Take a look at this device I found in my hotel room in Scranton, PA, the other week. Chances are it doesn’t look like anything you’ve seen in a while.
What appears to be an ancient artifact from another era is in fact a fully-functional television remote control, complete with five (count ‘em, 5!) buttons: Power, Channel, Volume, Mute, and a Menu/Select/OK grab-bag button.
So why is it appearing here, immortalized in the blogosphere?
Well, in a world dominated by 3-in-1, 45-button remotes, two things stood out about this one. It did what I needed it to do, and it was refreshingly easy to use. A picture of good design.
(Grandma’s doing well, by the way!)