Digital Nerd

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

My how far we have come!

Earliest Color TV TransmissionOn July 3, 1928, at his studios in Long Acre, London, UK, John Logie Baird demonstrated the world's first color TV transmission, showing red and blue scarves, a policeman's helmet, a man poking his tongue out, the glowing end of a cigarette, and a bunch of flowers.
Nature magazine reported: "Delphiniums and carnations appeared in their natural colours and a basket of strawberries showed the red fruit very clearly." The low-definition system was based on a Nipkow scanning-disc with red, blue and green filters.

And now it's mandatory that we get HDTV through our plasma or HDTV on our projection system through our Media Centers! :)

Have we lost the awe factor and are more demanding of technology now, when these images first screened back in 1928 people would have been amazed. Has there been anything since this time that has given the same amount of awe inspiring amazement?

I wonder if Scoble would answer yes.... Longhorn will! :)


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