I don’t think I ever had to paint a room without a paint roller, so I’m sure I don’t appreciate them properly. Sort of like the folks before sliced bread was an option. But I’ve painted quite a few rooms with the aid of a paint roller, and if this is the easy way, I wouldn’t want to do it the hard way.
The Canadian who invented it – Norman Breakey – is so not famous that even Library and Archives Canada doesn’t know when he was born and when he died. Between those unknown dates, and for whatever reason – production issues? small market size? – Norm was never able to capitalize on his invention and get the big bucks he deserved. I figure the least we can do for him – and the most, as it turns out – is to properly appreciate his invention.