"A loud clatter of gunk music flooded through the Heart of Gold cabin as Zaphod searched the sub-etha RADIO (sic) wavebands for news of himself. The machine was rather difficult to operate. For years RADIOS (sic) had been operated by means of pressing buttons and turning dials; then as the technology became more sophisticated the controls were made touch sensitive -- you merely had to brush the panels with your fingers; now all you had to do was wave your hand in the general direction of the components and hope. It saved a lot of muscular expenditure of course, but meant that you had to sit infuriatingly still if you wanted to keep listening to the same programme." [chapter 12]
And here is my quilled radio inchie:
Does anyone listen to the radio except in their cars these days? I certainly don't listen to music on mine. How about you?