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The Evolution of the Television - infographic timeline

The Evolution of the Television looks at the last 84 years of TV’s history.  Brought to us from the Sterling Satellite blog.

Did you know it took 13 years for television to reach 50 million users? TV has evolved from the time it started with just a few programs airing each day into 24/7 news and hundreds of stations to choose from.

People didn’t immediately embrace the new technology though. 10 years after its debut in 1936, the head of 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck (seeing TV as a competitor to movies) famous last words were predicting it would not catch on.  He said he thought “People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”

But they have not.

Thanks to @Matt_Siltala for the link!

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Reader Comments (2)

Reading from the very top to very bottom to very top is like playing breakout. Not fun when I'm trying to consume the information

May 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLen De Groot

Historically misrepresentative: if this is to show a pedigree of the modern television, Philo Farnsworth, the inventor should be mentioned at the beginning. It is true that John L. Baird was the first to make a televised screen, but his technology was discarded for Farnsworth's and RCA was in the business of trying to replicate him, and then fight for the rights to his patents.

May 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMorrison
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