|(Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune / January 8, 2006)|
Couch potatoes the world over engage in a moment of reverent silence to remember the inventor of the TV remote control, Eugene Polley.He died at the age of 96 in Chicago a couple of days ago.
In 1935 Eugene Polley started work with Zenith as a stock clerk, and eventually his natural engineering genius led him to receive 18 (eighteen!!!!!) patents and rose to the level of assistant chief of their mechanical engineering group.
Awesome for a college drop-out.
R.I.P. Mr. Polley, ya done good.
(Here's an L.A. Times article about Mr. Polley if you want to know more...)