The Market Place: New Products

THE MARKET PLACE

So much that was once so simple has grown so complicated in the electro-technological age that new triumphs of human ingenuity are now required to make things manageable again. Items:

¶TELEPHONES could once be activated by merely speaking the number with eyes closed, then had to be worked by coordinating eye and forefinger, and now, with the advent of all-digit dialing, demand intellectual concentration as well. But wait. A device called Dial-A-Word has come to the rescue. A plastic disk that slips over a dial gives a choice of two...

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