The plastics revolution of the 1950s and '60s and the concurrent electronic miniaturization movement are recounted, including how designs influenced the experimental lifestyles of the 1960s. Also: environmental concerns over plastic.
This series about items, fads and conveniences that have transformed people's lives begins with the birth of design during the Industrial Revolution, when goods began to be mass produced on human production lines.
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Premiered: October 19, 2010
Premise: A look at the items, fads, status symbols and conveniences that have transformed people's lives over the past 250 years.