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To honor the leaders who have made a significant contribution to the consumer electronics industry, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) on October 16 announced 10 new members of its Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. "These pioneers made significant advances possible in our industry and many products and technologies have emerged because of their work," said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. He presented the CE Hall of Fame plaques during an executive luncheon at the CEA Fall Conference in La Quinta, California. "Their vision paved the way for today's workstyle and lifestyle products," said Shapiro. "Their creativity and persistence propelled the growth of

Even after 80 years, the CE industry isn't slowing dowm By Jack Wayman Media Spokesperson, CEA Founder, International CES This year is a milestone for the consumer electronics (CE) industry, and for Dealerscope magazine, which has chronicled and served it well for the past eight decades. It is timely to take an overview of our dynamic industry's past 80 years: its inventions, product development and distribution; the people who marketed them; the government activities that aided or abetted progress; and the collective activity of our trade organizations. After all, we in the United States have a love affair with electronics; we account for

Dealerscope makes the move from regional to national coverage By Jim Barry Dealerscope Editor, 1978-1985 When I joined Dealerscope as managing editor in 1978, it was just beginning a transformation from its roots as a regional publication to a nationally focused magazine. Mike Torf, the magazine's owner/founder, had recently merged Dealerscope with Don Martin's Television Appliance Dealer (TAD), a similar publication based on the West Coast. The magazine had already expanded south and west from its Boston roots, building a strong reputation as a distributor book in the heyday of two-step distribution. Those were the days when manufacturers of "white goods" and "brown goods"—legacy terms from the days

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