17 February 2007

Life altering invention

This man affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people... in retrospect, perhaps not in a good way.

-- 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.

His widow Ingrid said the remote was not his favourite invention, that he rarely watched television and was "more of a reader".
I wonder if, like Robert Oppenheimer, he ever regretted this one particular part of his life.

RELATED: Gone to the big info-mercial in the sky
-- NEW YORK -- Police called to a Long Island man's house discovered the mummified remains of the resident, dead for more than a year, sitting in front of a blaring television set.

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Anonymous said...

We need a leader like Harper to lead us into this War on terror.

Dion is not a war time leader.