Wednesday, June 08, 2005
Because TV somehow seems
less crappy if it's tremendous
Yes, we know it costs more than a Honda Civic.
But look at the size of those tulips!
This week's Invention of the Week award goes to the dedicated researchers at Samsung, who have worked tirelessly to come up with the 82-inch LCD TV. Finally, the people who've been forced to try to get by with 62- and 72-inch TVs will see some relief.
We're sure there were many times when the Samsung scientists thought about giving up. "It will never work! It's just ... too ... big!," they would cry, in Japanese. But fortunately, the thought of some poor child in Chappaqua, N.Y. crying himself to sleep every night because SpongeBob wasn't the size of a refrigerator gave them the will to carry on.
No pricing has been announced for the new TV, but we can presume it will be approximately one meeeeeeeellion dollars.