Monday, September 22, 2014


The term "television" was first coined in the New York times in 1907. Although the telegraph was still in use, scientists were discovering new technologies like transmitting a photo from one location to another. With new scientific discoveries, the idea of "television" was brought into play for the future, but was not developed and sold until the 1920s. Professor Korn's experiments of telegraphing images successfully led many to believe that some day people will be able to see views and hear sounds with the development of the television. Although many thought it was a brilliant idea, people believed it was inconceivable and that an invention like the television would not emerge. Today, "television" does have the same meaning as it did in the past, however, with the development of new technology it has drastically changed in regards to the capabilities and functions. Images had always been in black in white, but changed transmission to color in the 1960s. Even the construction of the television has changed over the years from being very boxy and heavy to flat and lightweight. With new technology emerging, it will be interesting in regards to what televisions will be capable of doing in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Matt, it's crazy to think about how much we rely on color television today. To believe in the 1920's that people believed we would never see an emergence of the T.V. is absolutely wild. Realistically, most houses now have a television in more than one room, and whenever just relaxing with friends, a T.V. is usually always on. You did a great job showing how the television has changed in terms of size and capabilities. Well done research.