The inventor of the teleprompter has passed away. I would imagine that Pres. Obama, who doesn’t even make stump speeches without one of Hubert J. “Hub” Schafly, Jr.’s inventions, will order flags flown at half-staff soon.
Hubert J. “Hub” Schlafly, Jr., the inventor of the teleprompter, has passed away at age 91.
Schlafly, an engineer in the then-fledgling television industry, developed the device that scrolls a prepared text through a machine.