Gadgetry v1.3

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Bartlett, James Y., 1990. “Once the net is up, you’ll need the Tee Wizz (about $80), an automatic ball loader. The gadget holds about 50 balls, and when you tap the control switch with your club, a metal arm comes down and places a ball on the tee for you. Now that’s service.”

Schwartz, J. and Murr, A., 1990. “The deal makes Geffen’s new Japanese employer the biggest entertainment company in the world, a massive experiment in corporate synergy (page 51). MCA brings Universal Studios, movie theaters, theme parks, MCA records and publishing to the altar; Matsushita mass-produces every conceivable electronic gadget, from Panasonic and Technics stereos to rice cookers and computers. The deal is the largest Japanese acquisition of an American company ever, and raises some of the same thorny foreign-ownership questions that surrounded Sony’s nearly $5 billion purchase of Columbia Pictures in 1989.”

Dingle, D.T., 1991. “Tom, a telephone company executive, happened to have a device known as a caller ID box connected to his phone. This gadget, available for about $6 a month in perhaps 40% of phone exchanges nationwide, keeps a log of many incoming calls, including the telephone numbers from which they were placed.”

Christ, Rainer, et. al., 1999. “”