It’s very hard to imagine life without television, but there was a time when people did live without it quite well. I remember when I was young, television wasn’t as it is today; color TV was for wealthy people and you could count the number of channels on the fingers of one hand. Well, it seems that we owe this great invention to several inventors from all around the world, over a certain period of time.
It all started in 1862 when Italian inventor, Giovanna Caselli invents his Pantelegraph and in 1925, John Logie Baird is the first to transmit moving silhouette images. He is also the one, during World War II, to invent the color first picture tube. Known as the “Father of Television”, a young American farmer named Philo Farnsworth, invents the “image dissector” which leads up to the first electronic television. This is in 1922, Farnsworth is 15 years old.
These men contributed to only the beginning of the history of television. Many inventions helped to make the television what it has become and it will continue to evolve in the future. We now are able to watch shows on TV coming from our laptop or a 3D movie, or even pause an ongoing football game.
This is why Visopix developed this infographic below to inform us about this great invention. It gives us an overview of the main events regarding the history of television.
So if you are curious, check out the infographic below. I think you will find it as interesting as I did to learn about the origins of one of the great inventions of the 20th century.
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