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A world with out television

To some people the titlle of this entry causes shudders of anxiety to others it would be considered liberation. Steve Bodzin at wired has written an article that would seem to describe a scene from neuromancer or bladerunner.
A society so used to t.v’s in the background that they are often unaware of their existence or their purpose.
To this end Mitch Altman has decided to do something about this. He has invented a key fob unit with only one button called TV-B-Gone. Its purpose is to send out 209 different codes to turn off televisions, the most popular brands first.
I am itching to get my hands on one so as to see what would happen in a busy Dixons or Currys.
Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark