Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971) was an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television. He is perhaps best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the "image dissector", as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a system to the public. Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera, which he produced commercially in the form of the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951, in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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- This has made it all worthwhile. (The live televised first step by Neil Armstrong on the moon.)
- The Boy Who Invented Television – Auth. Paul Schatzkin
- There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet. (to his son, on television)
- The Boy Who Invented Television and Kent Farnsworth
- The damned thing works! (telegram, on the first successful television broadcast)
Quotes about Farnsworth
Official Website of Philo Farnsworth
- If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.
- I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked “brightness” but it don’t work, does it?
- I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book.
- They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk.