Some of you may not realize this, but there was a time when there was no television remote control. You actually had to stand up and walk across the room to change the channel.
In 1955, the first wireless remote control, call the Flashmatic was invented, but it wasn't until a couple of decades later that TV remote controls became common place. Now we can't live without them.
The reason I bring this up is because the man who invented the wireless TV remote control, Eugene Polley, died last month. He was 96 years old.
Just think, without his invention there would be no channel surfing and we'd all have to get up off the couch to change the station, or just leave it on good old Channel 12.
I'm James Smith.