Development of TelevisionTechnology—A Sweep throughHistory




Today, in the first years of the twenty-first century, we take for granted a number of technological marvels that are irreplaceable components of our everyday life. Having lived in the century that witnessed the development of marvels such as aviation, telecommunications, cars, and television, we tend to forget that almost all the core discoveries and breakthroughs that were essential for the development of these technologies were made during that fascinatingly entrepreneurial nineteenth century. Television is undoubtedly one of these marvels.

The simplest definition of television is that it is the transmission of moving images at a distance and that its workings can be compared ...

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