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In other words, the very qualities that have made this country -- for better or for worse -- what it is. Farnsworth is the true genius behind what may be the most influential invention of our time. Farnsworth may have ended up a footnote in history, yet he was the first to demonstrate an electronic process for scanning, transmitting and receiving moving images, a discovery that changed the way we live.

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The last lone inventor : a tale of genius, deceit, and the birth of television

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I just absolutely loved this book. A young prodigy on a tractor in a farm from Utah invents the television.

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How the government has never been able to know how to legislate scaling tech comps. Jun 20, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: history. I would call this book interesting if not memorable. Farnsworth certainly doesn't get his due as the true father of television, and it's somewhat ironic the very medium he created was the same one that would marginalize him in the end when David Sarnoff used it as a platform for establishing himself as the mythical father of television.

But other than general interest, I found the book reasonably forgettable. Oct 20, Deb added it.

Interesting history of the invention of television, but doesn't answer my pressing question of whether Professor Hubert Farnsworth is named after Philo Farnsworth. The World's Fair with a television demo even had the Futurama exhibit. Peter West rated it The last lone inventor was amazing Jul 26, Cliff Helfer rated it it was amazing May 10, Kaitlin rated it liked it May 19, Bill rated it really liked it Sep 27, Dougie rated it liked it Dec 22, Joshua Gambrel rated it it was amazing Dec 30, Laura rated it liked it Oct 06, Virginia rated it really liked it May 18, AJ rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Kimberly Cornwell rated it really liked it Oct 30, Edward rated it liked it Jun 04, Cameron Taylor rated it liked it Feb 20, Jon Nielson rated it liked it May 19, Erik Olsen rated it liked it Jan 23, John rated it it was ok Aug 11, Hes Tallman rated it it was amazing Apr 26, Frank rated it liked it Dec 03, Martin rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Gina Piantoni rated it it was amazing Jul 19, John Lum rated it really liked it Sep 14, Aiman Adlawan rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Andrew rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Ken rated it really liked it Feb 27, Garry Wright rated it really liked it Mar 24, Alexander Holm Kiilerich rated it really liked it Jan 09, Charlie rated it liked it Jun 27, Readers also enjoyed.

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