May 24, 2012
WAS LACK OF EXERCISE TO BLAME? Inventor Of Remote-Control Dies At Age 96. “We take these sorts of inventions for granted, but we should celebrate people like him who come up with brilliant inventions and make sure everybody knows their names.” True enough.
Related: The Remote Control As Subversive Technology. “By allowing the user to move rapidly between program offerings and avoid unpleasant or uninteresting material, the [remote control] works in opposition to the historic structure and operational parameters of the U.S. television industry.”