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October 23, 2019
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The Talk

By Eric Thompson

While they’re ubiquitous today, it wasn’t all that long ago that flat-screen TVs were an emerging technology. Compared to tube TVs, flat-screens offered crisp, widescreen pictures that were attractive to consumers everywhere—even if they weren’t so affordable for everyone. 

Cut to today, and flat-screens are in most living rooms in America. Cost came down once economies of scale kicked in, and you’d be hard-pressed to find anything other than a flat-screen in the market today. 

Flat-screens are just one example of a cutting-edge technology that eventually came to widespread prominence, and I got to thinking about it following this year’s GlassBuild show in Atlanta. There’s something new to see at every show, especially as codes continue their march forward. We’re all responsible for keeping pace with innovative new technologies, and those technologies were out in full force this year. Read more 





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