|EETimes is a well-regarded trade magazine about electrical engineering. It was not so much the nuts and bolts of circuit design, but more about the industry as a whole. It was "heads up" as opposed to "heads down" publications like EDN and Electronic Design.
Each week, they would publish an illustration and ask readers to provide a funny caption. The winner of the John O'Brien cartoon caption contest on April 16th, 1991 was
|frequent contributor Arnie Berger, from the Colorado Springs division of Hewlett Packard.
This caption is so prescient I include it as a guest Diamond bullet. Now, it's even worse, as there are no knobs, everything is a touchscreen now. The mind-numbing complexity of what should be simple products was apparent to Arnie. It reminds me of the Craigslist ad I saw for a DSL camera. The seller said it was "too complex to use." Its only getting worse.