Monday, February 19, 2007

Every Man's Hero

Next time you pick up a remote control for your TV, remember Robert Adler. He was the co-inventor of the device that revolutionized TV viewing and made the couch potato possible. Adler, 93, died late last week of heart failure in Boise. Not everybody thinks being a couch potato is such a good thing. In fact, Adler was asked about this in a May 2004 interview. "People ask me all the time — 'Don't you feel guilty for it?' And I say that's ridiculous," he said. "It seems reasonable and rational to control the TV from where you normally sit and watch television." We couldn't agree more. Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.

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