Remeber the Etch-a-Sketch

Occasionally the modern news cycle gets so caught up in gossip and celebrity rubbish they neglect to tell us about truly great people.

Today I found out that Andre Cassagnes passed away…on January the 16th. This man invented the Etch-a-Sketch!

I’m saddened that this took so long to be reported on. In an age where talentless people with no ideas, making no useful contribution to the world are valued over the life of a person who made ongoing contributions to the design world and invented one of the coolest kids toys ever; it took two whole weeks to find a gap in the news cycle big enough to squeeze between some rumour about a Kardashian and another revelation about some B-grade celeb’s weight-loss miracle.

Today I celebrate the overlooked innovators of the world.


I think the picture came from this guy :

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