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Let’s improve entertainment control units

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From page A11 | August 28, 2014 |

All Fairfield citizens have a lot of futuristic work ahead of us. We need to “picture” the future city we like to live in.

Today, Fairfield is a wonderful city, but it is beginning to get a little old and inadequate for our children. It lacks many futuristic amenities. Fairfield’s young thinkers could start by creating a simple control unit that can get our TV, radio, music and movies under one individual control.

Today that process is very cumbersome.

The problem as I see it, is that I need seven control units laying in front of me and each unit has about 40 to 50 buttons that must be pressed (correctly) before I can enjoy and relax in front of the amusements of my choice. My suggestion: If we Fairfieldians could find a couple of engineers, teachers and some smart students who are willing to contribute, we can solve the problem and perhaps make some Fairfield residents millionaires.

Our electronic entertainment control units are courageous.

Ernst Bak

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • Mr. PracticalAugust 28, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Sssshhhh... let's all keep quiet and see how long it takes Ernst to figure out that universal remotes have been around for years.

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  • ?August 28, 2014 - 6:22 am

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  • Jason KnowlesAugust 28, 2014 - 7:20 am

    I'm not sure Mr. Bak's elevator goes to all floors. The wheel is still turning, but the hamster died a loooooong time ago...

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  • CD BrooksAugust 28, 2014 - 7:36 am

    SO Mr. Smith, if you're out walking, do you step off the sidewalk and slightly into the street or avoid passing his place all together? ;)

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  • Mr. SmithAugust 28, 2014 - 8:59 am

    No, CD. I feel relatively safe as I cruise by in my 3/4 ton pick-up truck:>) Actually, Mr. B seems like a nice person, even if eccentric.

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  • CD BrooksAugust 28, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Mr. Smith, LOL! I suspect you are probably right.

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  • Hwæt! wē Fairfield in geār-dagumAugust 28, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Listen! We [of] Fairfield in yore-days, did Google...20 Basic Tech Things Old People Just Don't Understand .... Me self am hopelessly lost in this respect due to decreasing Neural Network capacity.... Extra for experts the title line of this is an example of.......?..... This is a test

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  • http://wmich.edu/medieval/resources/IOE/genintro.htmlAugust 28, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Moral of the story.... I still like BOOKS....Google....E-Intro to Old English - 4. Case ....Click on Contents and Chapter 1. The Anglo-Saxons and Their Language, very nice history lesson here..... To know about that of which we Speak, write our Language.... Words mean things!

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