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.