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 Nov 12, 2007 - 09:43 AM - by Michael
* The Off Switch

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Over at CNet, Crave tosses around the top 10 switches.

Yes, he's looking at power and light switches.

In the last ten years, the off switch has seen something of a decline, being replaced by its trendier sibling, the standby button. But we miss good old offy -- his sturdy construction and good humour were a welcome break from the monotony of day-to-day life.

There's good news though. With the environmentalists throwing a fit pretty much every couple of hours about how much carbon we're blowing out of our electronic bottoms, trendy standby is becoming a technological leper.

Does this mean we'll see the glorious return of our old friend?

I for one would enjoy being able to power things down completely - if for no other reason than to not have to tape over the ridiculously bright "clocks" on things like my DVD player.
 

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