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Author: Caetlin Anne Benson-Allott
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., in association with Loyola University New Orleans, The Atlantic, Georgia Tech Center for Media Studies, 2015.
Series: Object lessons.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily lives. By emphasizing volume control, channel shifting, and multi-function management, they tell a story about our experience of mass media, culture, and domestic life. Remote controls reveal the deep impact electronics design has on our self-perception and world-view. This book offers lively analyses of the
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caetlin Anne Benson-Allott
ISBN: 9781623569976 1623569974 9781623563110 1623563119
OCLC Number: 868038065
Description: xx, 157 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Contents: Changing volumes and values --
Convenience, necessity, nuisance --
It's complicated.
Series Title: Object lessons.
Responsibility: Caetlin Benson-Allott.

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The remote control encourages us to take it for granted. It's ubiquitous but easy to misplace. An essential convenience but still an overly complicated nuisance. But in this compelling history, Read more...

 
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