Idiot box is term for a television. It may also refer to: The Idiot Box (TV series), a
1990 sketch comedy show on MTV starring Alex Winter; Idiot Box (webcomic), ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... also .. who coined it ? I am interested as it would probably point to a time when "
mindlessness" invaded television. I am not trying to be overtly ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang , Volume 2, H-O, by J.E. Lighter ...
Dec 10, 2014 ... When you switch on a TV set, you get to hear the sound first before seeing the
picture ... However, it is believed that the term was invented not long after the
introduction of an all-electronic TV, somewhere around 1960.
Jan 9, 2014 ... Smart TV: A Provocative and Intelligent Approach to the Idiot Box. by Jeff ... Brian
Tracy coined this term and it stands for Entertainment vs.
May 25, 1998 ... One minute you're snoozing peacefully in front of the old idiot box, and the next
.... so it was undoubtedly a resentful sailor who coined the term.
Dec 4, 2015 ... In the very beginning, it wasn't clear that television — coined from ... by word
scholar Paul McFedries, included idiot box, one-eyed monster, ...
Dec 13, 2010 ... Is the television called an idiot box because we are idiots for watching it, or
because the people on ... Who knows why the phrase was coined?
Sep 14, 2015 ... Entries Tagged as 'Idiot Box' ... predictions and consider the era of so-called "
Peak TV", a term coined after FX President John Landgraf talked ...
Whoever coined the term idiot box decades ago must have been far-sighted,
because the Indian television industry seems to be doing justice to the term.