August 8, 1990 |
There are power lunches, power suits and power neckties. But wait, there's a new concept on the horizon . . . a power center. For the uninitiated not up on the latest newspeak, a power center is not a shelter where recalcitrant consumers are hooked up to electrodes and zapped until all their plastic is melted into an unusable heap.
HOME & GARDEN
July 21, 1990 |
Remember the first time you heard about water beds, back in the '60s? The people who sold them were screaming, with a straight face, about what a great night's sleep you'd get if you bought one. The liquid mattress would conform lovingly to every contour of your body and you'd undulate your way into dreamland on gently rolling swells. It was, they said unapologetically, the wave of the future. Of course that was pretty hilarious back then.