What Did "Automatic" Mean To The Futurists of Yesterday?

Of all the buzzwords of the retrofuture, nothing tickled the imagination of midcentury Americans quite like "automatic." Sure, the word pops up here and there in 1930s advertisements for things like the house of the future. And the word was incredibly popular during the rise of the push button at the turn of the 20th… » 8/20/13 9:55am 8/20/13 9:55am