Adler won an Emmy Award along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley for the device that made couch potatoship possible. He died Thursday of heart failure at a Boise nursing home.
In his six-decade career with Zenith, Adler was a prolific inventor, earning more than 180 U.S. patents. He was best known for his 1956 Zenith Space Command remote control, which helped make TV a truly sedentary pastime.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences awarded Adler and co-inventor Polley, another Zenith engineer, an Emmy in 1997 for the landmark invention.
Sabs technically gets the point, but we wouldn't have known without Sniderman. Point, then, to Dave in the Great Game of Mortality.