Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The 90th Birthday of the Idiot Box

It’ll Never Fly

“For God’s sake, go down to reception and get rid of a lunatic who’s down there. He says he’s got a machine for seeing by wireless!” 

—London Daily Express newspaper editor, when “televisor” inventor John Logie Baird tried to show him the first television, Jan. 26, 1926, “Who invented the television? How people reacted to John Logie Baird's creation 90 years ago,” The Telegraph, Jan. 26, 2016 Image: Ralph Morse, Life, 1949

Editorial Comment: I’m with that newspaper editor. That cockamamie idea is doomed.

Related: LIFE Watches TV: Classic Photos of People and Their Television Sets,” 2016

PeezPix by Ted Pease

Camel Rock to Trinidad 

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