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May 11, 2015

Muntzing

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According to Wikipedia, “Muntzing” is the practice of reducing parts in an electronic appliance to the minimum required for it to function. At it’s core, Muntzing is about simplifying by challenging core assumptions. Muntz rejected the assumption that his television sets had to work everywhere. By designing them to work only in areas with a strong signal he could leave out expensive components needed to pick up weak signals. With fewer components, his sets needed less power and didn’t overheat as easily. They were then much cheaper. All this because he challenged one basic assumption.