Robert Adler invented the television remote control while working for Zenith over 50 years ago. He died yesterday at age 93.

"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."


Heretical thoughts from an evil man forcing me to be fat—every time I conveniently reach for that remote, my stomach will cry your name helplessly.

Pause to Remember [via gearfuse]