Etch A Sketch Creator Dies

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etch-a-sketchIt’s hard to compete with today’s technologically advanced toy market, but the Etch A Sketch has never lost its singular appeal. Andr√© Cassagnes, ingenious creator of the iconic red mechanical drawing toy–“the world’s first laptop” on which generations of children drew on, shook up, and started over–has died at the age of 86.

The toy’s manufacturer said Cassagne, an electrical technician who developed the magnetic idea in the late ’50s, died in Paris on January 16, though cause of death has not yet been disclosed.¬†Read more at The Los Angeles Times.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}

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