[LMB] OT: Fun

Paula Lieberman paal at gis.net
Sun Apr 5 15:26:20 BST 2009

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James" <cessnadriver at gmail.com>

> On Sat, Apr 4, 2009 at 09:52, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net> wrote:
>> I remember the day my parents got their first TV.  I was 16, and when the 
>> installer finally turned it on, the show was "Kukla, Fran and Ollie".  It 
>> was a 12" Zenith, and there was a great big double antenna on the roof, 
>> one pointed toward Milwaukee (25 miles away) and the other pointed toward 
>> Chicago, 75 or so miles away.  There were 5 stations available (only 1 in 
>> Milwaukee, the other 4 in Chicago).  No soaps, either.
> I'm not that old, but I remember when "big screen TV" was anything
> over 20"... and nowadays, getting anything smaller than 20" is a

When was that?
Advent was making consumer (expensive consumer, but consumer nonetheless) 
large TV systems back in the early 1970s, with more than 6' diagonal 

> challenge! I don't even know what a "large screen TV" is these days...
> TVs just getting bigger and bigger and bigger and ever cheaper...

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