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2 Oct : Would TV go obsolete ?

Television is in its 90s. Today is a landmark day in the history of television. Father of Television John Logie Baird, in 1925 successfully transmitted the first television picture with a greyscale image: the head of a ventriloquist’s dummy nicknamed “Stooky Bill” in a 30-line vertically scanned image, at five pictures per second.

A 20-year-old office worker named William Edward Taynton became the first person to be televised in a full tonal range.

When Baird took his invention to the Daily Express to promote it, he was dismissed as a madman. The news editor was terrified and he was quoted by one of his staff as saying: “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!” 

Well, Television was born today in 1925 and we all are witness of its growth over the years. Harsh reality is, with the advent of internet and high end technology, TV is going to be a past very soon.

आज 1925 में स्कॉटलैंड के इंजीनियर John Logie Baird ने दुनिया के पहले टेलीविज़न सिस्टम का पहला टेस्ट किया था। एक २० साल के ऑफिस कर्मचारी को टीवी पर दिखाने की कोशिश की गई। और इस तस्वीर को “Stooky Bill” कहा गया। इस बेमिसाल उपलब्धि को लोगों तक पहुंचाने के लिए जब Baird ने अखबार का सहारा लेना चाहा, तो उन्हें पागल करार दिया गया। जैसा कि ज़्यादातर वैज्ञानिकों के साथ होता है। लेकिन आज हम ये समझ सकते हैं कि ये वो कोशिश थी जिसकी बदौलत हम आज टीवी देख पा रहे हैं।
बड़ा सवाल ये है कि इंटरनेट के इस युग में टीवी कितने दिन और सांसें ले पाएगा ?

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