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