From the full article, "The television business lost one of its technological giants yesterday, as Eugene Polley died at the age of 96. Polley, as a young engineer at Zenith Radio Corporation, patented (along with fellow inventor Robert Adler) technology that would become the “Flash-Matic” in 1955. The Flash-Matic was the world’s first wireless TV remote control, and would change the way people watched TV."
When it comes to inventions this one is up there with sliced bread and the Clapper. We all owe a debt and probably a few pounds to Mr. Polley. I wonder if they buried him with the remote clutched in his hand. That is IF they could find the remote.
A true American hero and inventor of the couch potato.