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Polite Technology

Michael Froomkin points to Wired’s article Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark, is enough to make me want a TV-B-Gone.

It fits on your keychain, “looks like an automobile remote, has just one button. When activated, it spends over a minute flashing out 209 different codes to turn off televisions, the most popular brands first.”

Some people will say it’s antisocial, but so is the problem it solves. Wonder how much it costs?

Having spent 3 hours in an airport yesterday, unable to find a TV-free spot, I so want one of these.

(Via Boing-Boing by way of