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Apr 5, 2013
Buttons. Plural. Anything with more than one button is complicated in use for most people.....
Apr 5, 2013
They have to look bright and cheerful in the shop.

In the showroom, the TVs with the most margin are set unnaturally brighter and with more saturated colors; audio equipment will be turned up louder.

You are essentially offered rectangles, because no one will upset the conservative apple cart.
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Apr 5, 2013
Actually we used to have a coffee machine like that. One could make the selection because the options were lit in red, but there was no way to find where to get the coffee out, unless you felt the surface with closed eyes for invisible cracks that marked the "secret door".
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Apr 5, 2013
Sounds very Douglas Adams
"Every time you try to operate on of these weird black controls that are labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let you know you've done it."
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Apr 5, 2013
They did on the Amazon Kindle paper white. A dfferent (but slower) tecnology that instead of emmiting light it absorbs light (just like paper). Excellent for reading.

However since its black and white and slow on updating display (not suitable for animation), is not usable for todays eternal coutch potatoes. Which are the ones that buy the tablets.
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