Sorry…I just couldn’t resist…heh:
Youâ€™ve never heard of Hubert J. â€œHubâ€ Schlafly Jr., but if youâ€™ve seen a major political speech in the past generation, you know his work. Schlafly invented the TelePrompTer and changed public address in America. He died April 20th in Connecticut.
President Barack Obama, is hailed by supporters as a gifted orator. But he has been lambasted by critics for his reliance on the teleprompter. In truth, every President since Dwight D. Eisenhower, excepting Nixon, has used one for major speeches in Congress.
Schlafly, a TV engineer, developed the device in the 1950â€™s to help soap opera actors remember their lines, according to the Washington Post.
The full article is worth a read, though, because the teleprompter really HAS been a major innovation in the world of public oration (despite it being the fodder of great mockery these past two years).