Der Quote Investigator untersucht regelmässig Zitate auf deren Ursprung. Aktuell: «People Soon Get Tired of Staring at a Plywood Box Every Night«:
«Dear Quote Investigator: Movie industry people felt threatened when television was introduced. Yet, early television consoles were expensive devices housed in bulky wooden cabinets with small screens that displayed only black and white images. Apparently, a skeptical movie tycoon said:
People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box.
I’ve seen this statement in compilations of bad predictions. Would you please explore the provenance of this expression? (mehr)»