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The inventor of the TV remote has died

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posted on Feb, 17 2007 @ 02:56 AM

Robert Adler, a US inventor best known for the creation of the couch potato's dream device, the TV remote control, has died at the age of 93.

He received an Emmy award in 1997 for the 1956 invention jointly with fellow engineer Eugene Polley.

Adler earned more than 180 US patents throughout his 58-year career.

His widow Ingrid said the remote was not his favourite invention, that he rarely watched television and was "more of a reader".

"He was a man who would dream in the night and wake up and say: 'I just solved a problem,'" she told the Associated Press news agency.


Many a fight between a man and a women has steamed from Robert Adler invention. I think that I'm going to honour his memory by watching TV and flicking thou the channels on offer.

posted on Feb, 17 2007 @ 03:01 AM
that sucks.

R.I.P. Robert Adler

I know I can blame him for at least 10 pounds of weight gain as I sprout roots on the couch flipping channels hehe.

/hugs my gigantic multifunction lcd display universal remote control

posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 12:05 AM
What would we have done without this great man ? r.i.p. my friend


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