(via BoingBoing) Wired posted an article today by Steven Bodzin titled, "Inventor Rejoices as TVs Go Dark."

Altman's key-chain fob was a TV-B-Gone, a new universal remote that turns off almost any television. The device, which looks like an automobile remote, has just one button. When activated, it spends over a minute flashing out 209 different codes to turn off televisions, the most popular brands first.

TV-B-Gone sounds like something Steve Wozniak would have invented, if he grew up in the 90's.