I would often go to upstream projects with a list of paper cuts to discuss and have a very difficult time finding someone to discuss them with. Either the maintainer was too busy, or nobody was interested in small user experience issues, or “the mailing list made that [design decision],” or there was no record justifying the existing user experience so project stakeholders assumed they were deliberate decisions made by the original authors, etc.

via Announcing the User Experience Advocates Project < The Plenitude of Arboreal Beauty.

Oh dear lord somebody please help us.

RCA offered four types of television receivers for sale to in 1939…. Their prices, ranging from U.S. $199.50 to $600, were considered high. Advertising was initially aimed at the wealthy; depicting viewers dressed in evening suits and gowns to watch TV.

via Television in The World of Tomorrow.