Remote control inventor allowed us to remain seated.
Eugene Polley died on Sunday at the age of 96. Polley is not a household name. But his invention, the TV remote control, is ubiquitous.
What home doesn’t have a couple of these, not one of which can be found without lifting seat cushions? Ah, but the pleasure to gain control of the remote, settle into the easy chair and zip through hundreds of channels in search of something worth an evening’s passing.