[Wired In raw #3: Las Vegas CES #3]

Raw footage for "Wired In," a never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. This tape features footage from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 1982. CES #3.

00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with color bars.

00:20Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of Vito Prussia of Innovative Rehabilitation Technology, Inc. Prussia continues to talk about his company’s reasons for attending the convention. He explains that IRT Inc. hopes to market general products that by circumstance are handicapped accessible in hopes to avoid the high costs of manufacturing specifically handicapped accessible products. “If we had to go out and devise special assistive aids, there would be a tremendous price difference between buying commercially available products and those that would have to be specially devised. So we feel doing the research in this way, looking for commercially available products has many many benefits.” He goes on to talk about the use of wireless phones among the handicapped. Prussia also demos a talking clock.

04:30Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from around the convention hall. This lasts for several minutes.

07:58Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of a Sharp representative giving a presentation for a Sharp Trimate 3000 TV/AM/FM Radio/Stereo Micro Cassette Recorder. His presentation gets cut off by the end of the tape.

11:00Copy video clip URL Tape ends.

 

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