Stuff in your house

I saw a cool picture tonight:

consumer products over time

Click for a bigger version. There’s no source or anything, but it seems believable, and is pretty interesting.

How does your household compare to the rest of the nation? We don’t have cars, nor is there a clothes washer or dryer in our apartment, but we’ve got everything else in the list.


  1. lisa said,

    March 4, 2008 at 0:17

    We have everything but an air conditioner. It is interesting to me to see what things really took off after they were introduced, and which were more gradual. Who would have guessed that so many people had to have a VCR?

  2. Alex "Blogrunner" said,

    March 14, 2008 at 20:06

    That chart was pretty cool. It’s amazing to see how long it’s taken everyone to get a telephone (and it’s still not 100%), versus how quick everyone’s bought a cellphone, and looks like it will overtake regular phones. Also pretty cool how it took nearly 20 years after a washer was put into production, for the dryer to follow suit.

  3. Sean said,

    March 15, 2008 at 14:07

    Yeah, the washer vs. dryer thing stood out to me too. I guess line drying was just fine for a long time. And it’s still okay for some people.