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    A friend had his own recording studio. I used to help record & mix stuff for him. That pic looks familiar...just missing the TEAC logo.
     
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    LOL:)
     
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    I LOVE it!:)
     
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    Ok...I definitely need one of those buttons,mabey more than one I can see them wearing out quickly from over use.:D
     
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    Yikes!:eek:
     
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    Geeze! Let's all believe that Putin doesn't have a cat.:eek:
     
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    The mute button was invented by Forest Mute in his garage in Hackensack, N.J. Mute was looking for a method of bypassing Howard Stern on the air when he accidentally deadened the sound on his set. When he could do the same on color TV, he knew he was a success.

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    I could use this at the gym when they drop weights,or for people in general there who have a lot to say about nothing while they hold up equipment (she says with a polite smile):)LOL,I LOVE it!
     
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    Zenith’s game-changing device was called the Flashmatic, designed by an engineer called Eugene Polley and released in 1955.

    "The Flashmatic was completely free of the TV set. It used “a directional light source with a sensor in each corner of the TV screen”. “This allowed the viewer to mute the sound, turn the channel over to the left or the right, all by flashing the button at the screen.”

    In keeping with the 1950s preoccupation with space and modern design, the Flashmatic looked like something Flash Gordon might use against some otherworldly threat. “This was the era of Sputnik and Buck Rogers,” says Taylor. “It looks like a little green ray gun.”

    There was one big problem with Zenith’s space-age contraption, however. Those four sensors in the corner were sensitive to more than just the light being zapped from the TV watcher’s hand. “Depending on where your TV was located in your lounge, as the Sun came up it might actually turn on the TV or change the channels,” says Taylor.
     
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    So cool,I like it better than the modern ones.So simple back then.:)
     
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