Etch A Sketch inventor died recently

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

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I just read that Etch A Sketch inventor Andre Cassagnes died recently. As a kid who spent countless hours drawing really straight horizontal lines, really straight vertical lines and really spastic diagonal lines, I couldn’t help but be saddened.

It’s interesting to me that such a basic, no-frills device could have such universal appeal. I wonder if it’s not just an expression of two of our most basic desires: our desire to be able to alter the world around us and our desire to be able to have a do-over for any and every way we alter the world around us.

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