I’ve just received news from Logitech – the company published the results of their survey, with quite an interesting topic. As it turns out, it seems that 91% of families in Europe argue about the control of the TV remote. 72% of the people involved in this survey ended in a argument, 12% threw away the remove, and 7% ended up in physical confrontation, most known as “the fight club”.
Seeing these results made me laugh, since regardless of where I lived in Europe, that being Zagreb/Sisak in Croatia, Duesseldorf in Germany or London in UK, my friends were always saying that Americans are “couch potatoes”, that “americans argue over the TV remote” and so on and so fort. This sort of European hipocracy came to life in this survey, since it turns out that only 9% of Europeans don’t give a rat’s arse over the TV remote, me being one of them.
Given the fact that this research was ordered by Logitech, “leading manufacturer of universal remotes”, I wonder is their “function unification” the reason for the struggle? 😉
As far as yours truly is considered, I don’t watch TV. Period. My 24″ screen is currently showing work, and Fallout 3 🙂