I really don’t recall having a remote for our TV until I was a young adult. When it was reported that Eugene Polley, inventor of the remote died last week, I never knew the first remote came out in the 50′s. We sure didn’t have any then. We didn’t get a colored TV until the late 60′s. This is how they work.
It’s so funny to me now. I’ll look all over the house for the remote before I’ll change it by hand. We’ve become so spoiled. I can really remember sitting and watching a TV program that I didn’t want to watch just because I was too lazy to get up and turn the channel.
We have 6 remotes in our living room and another 2 in the kitchen and 2 in the basement. Now they come with just about everything from our fireplace to oscillating fans.
Do you use all the remotes you get for everything? How many do you have? How many do you use?