I take it that this is a reference to that old conversation about spyware-free products?
It is. It’s a little silly that you can’t buy a TV that won’t work unless you connect it to the internet. On Hacker News a few commenters were saying that part of the reason televisions are so cheap now is that they are being used to track user habits. Maybe one day you’ll be able to get a TV for free!
That said, the list hasn’t been touched in more than a year and probably deserves more attention.