Now that the world had a functional all-electronic television system and a way to broadcast a signal to receivers, the question then became: who was going to pay for programming? In the United Kingdom the answer was to have television owners pay for a license fee to operate them, which [more...]
The digital copy of issue 3 has been released, and the files are at the printer awaiting publishing of the hard-copy version. Our third issue looks at the Apollo lunar landings, and all other things [more...]
Going a different way: long before Philo T. Farnsworth and David Sarnoff duked it out in the United States, a Scotsman had already been driving his idea of the future of television far away in [more...]
GLANCING AT HIS MORNING PAPER, DAVID SARNOFF QUICKLY REALISED HE HAD A BIG, BIG PROBLEM. Sarnoff, the president of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) had spent his entire adult life rising up through the [more...]
I GREW UP WITH THE TUBE FOR A NANNY. My day would start with Sesame Street, The Great Space Coaster, Reading Rainbow, Mister Rogers… and then later in the afternoon, trashy cartoons such as The [more...]
Paleotronic Magazine takes an enthusiastic look back at the history of electronics, including computers, videogames and media, as well as its use professionally, in business and in industry. Along the way, we trace the roots of the devices and technologies which define our modern world. It’s education meets entertainment.
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