Philo’s Folly

As you crank up your 500 watt surround sound amplifiers and digitally tuned, 96″, 1080 line, progressive scan, high definition television receiver and sink into your favorite movie or show, think back to September 7, 1927 for just a moment and maybe raise a glass in toast to a driven, young inventor who created one of the greatest devices of our age.


It was eighty years ago today that a young scientist and inventor, Philo Taylor Farnsworth transmitted the image of a straight line from one empty tube to another empty tube. The technical wonder named television was born that day .    -33-


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