The Shrinkage of Technology!

Home Inspector with B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (

Perusing the photos from yesterday afternoon's Georgetown, Kentucky Home Inspection brought to mind how technology has shrunk so much in the last 30 years or so.Georgetown Kentucky Home Inspector on Shrinkage of Technology


It used to be that if you wanted to watch satellite TV you had to have one of these monstrosities hanging around your yard.


Look closely in the background at the left of the big dish. 

Now all you have to have is that little grey dish mounted on your house somewhere.





Lexington Kentucky Home Inspector on satellite TV on the go




And a quick Google search for miniature satellite dishes tells me that now you can put a tiny satellite dish (12") on your car or RV and have TV on the go.  Wouldn't do me much good as my Kentucky Home Inspector travels are usually alone and drivers aren't supposed to watch TV. 











Makes me think of how odd it must be for those who are even older than me when most of the things I'm talking about shrinking weren't even around when they were young.

Radio, TV, movies, music machines, computers, cell phones, GPS Systems, etc

Here's one authors take on it I found while Googlling minaturization.

Shrinking Technology.

Some amazing inventions.

Some amazaing miniaturization


Posted by



Erby Crofutt
KY Lic# HI-2041
B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
Georgetown, KY


B B 4 U Close Home Inspections serves Central, Northern & Eastern Kentucky real estate buyers & sellers

with Kentucky Licensed Home Inspections & Certified Kentucky Radon Testing
ppointments available 7 days a week -  7 AM to 9 PM. 
Phones answered during same period.

Call NOW for your B4 U Close Home Inspection appointment!!

Why should you hire Erby to inspect your home?  See what past clients have to say!!

Here's what a couple of B4 U Close clients say: (Clicki the line above to see others)

I think the current owners are a little angry about the thorough inspection you did. They didn't have one done and it cost them $18K.  I, my loan officer and my agent think a home inspection is well worth what I paid.

Nathan, Morehead, KY Inspection  (20101012B)

Thank You for the outstanding job you did on the inspection.  We bought and sold 9 houses and this was the only inspection that was ever done properly.  It was helpful and we will use it to do the repairs with a system, instead of the guess work we usually do.  Thanks again

Mike & Barbara, Stamping Ground, KY Inspection (20050603

See a B 4 U Close Home Inspection sample report by clicking the report picture below


This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
ActiveRain Community
Kentucky Scott County Georgetown
Kentucky Professionals
Posts to Localism
Home Inspectors across the country
Inspection & Real Estate Nightmares
Silent Majority
satellite tv
kentucky home inspections
technological shrinkage

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Robin Dampier REALTORĀ®
Coldwell Banker King - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville & Western NC Real Estate Source

Hi -- I'm 65 and it is truly beyond amazing what all I've seen in technology advances!  The Satillite TV Dish being one.

For Home Inspectors the digital camera is a must.  It eliminates a lot of arguments as it's hard to argue that it ain't so when you are looking at the picture.

Sue of Robin and Sue

Apr 10, 2010 06:54 AM #1
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

As you can see from my sample report above in my blog signature, or the picture of the dishes, I make heavy use of my digital camera.

It as eliminated more arguments than I can count.

And makes good illustrations for my blog.



Apr 10, 2010 12:49 PM #2
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

There is so much cool stuff happening... and it is accelerating.  Phones are one of the coolest examples... Look at what is in them, and the size.  I think I have had phones that had more computing power than the school system had when I was in high school.

Apr 10, 2010 02:17 PM #3
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Erby - not much of a surprise to me, but then I have seen computers shrink from the size of a large home to the size of the head of a pin, while increasing their capabilities almost infinitely.

Apr 11, 2010 02:16 AM #4
Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate

Hi, Erby!  Truly amazing where technology has lead us.  I'm happy to see that you're using the latest on inspection reports.  There are inspectors in my area who are still handwriting the reports...half of them we can't read because they're carbon copies.  LOL

What I'd like to happen is for companies to provide ready ways of collecting the discarded outdated hardware.  I still see those gigantic satellite dishes dotting the rural landscape in my area.  No kidding.

Apr 12, 2010 06:46 AM #5
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Erby Crofutt

The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information