Early adopters of DVRs used them a lot â" not surprisingly, since they paid so much for them.
Post hoc ergo prompter hoc much?
Most folks think that Microsoft Office's Clippy, Microsoft Bob, and Windows XP's Search Assistant dog were perverse jokes. [need citation]
I've never heard this opinion before, to be honest. They obviously share a pedigree (no pun intended), but no company puts that much research, development, and sales investment into something they don't expect to give returns.
Everything that can be invented has been invented. -- Charles Duell, Director of U.S. Patent Office, 1899