Kid Inventors' Day 2019 is on Thursday, January 17, 2019: Why was TV invented? and Who invented it?

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Why was TV invented? and Who invented it?

Television was the next logical step beyond radio. People used to sit around and listen to radio sitcoms like we watch TV shows. The next logical step beyond being able to only hear them was being able to see them.

* The TV like the radio was invented so the government could communicate over a long distance with its moving armies, but unlike the radio this way they would be able to sea each other face to face.

* It was a way of communicating life ideas.

* The TV was invented so people could be entertained by actors and watch people living dream jobs. Also, the TV can be used for education, like the Discovery Kids channel and the National Geographic channel.

* Television was invented for the advancement of society. It is not the inventor's fault if a creation meant for family entertainment is often used in a detrimental way.

* It was a simple act of the government. At the time TV was created, the government wanted to get the message of fear out to the public on a broader level. They thought it would be an easier way to eventually control the public. As many already know, it has proven to work in that sense to this day.

* The television was invented so that the inventor (John Logie Baird) could be entertained when he was at work.

* Television was invented to give you a way to be informed of what is going on around you.

* John Logie Baird who is the "inventor of the world's first working television" obviously saw that visual communication was required, the next step after Marconi had invented Radio.

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why was t.v. invented?

why was t.v. invented?

- Why was T.V Invented:

Television was the next logical step beyond radio. People used to sit around and listen to radio sitcoms like we watch TV shows. The next logical step beyond being able to only hear them was being able to see them.

The TV like the radio was invented so the government could commincate over a long distance with its moving armies, but unlike the radio this way they would be able to sea each other face to face.

It was a way of communicating life ideas.

The TV was invented so people could be entertained by actors and watch people living dream jobs. Also, the TV can be used for education, like the Discovery Kids channel and the National Geographic channel.

Television was invented for the advancement of society. It is not the inventor's fault if a creation meant for family entertainment is often used in a detrimental way.

It was a simple act of the government. At the time TV was created, the government wanted to get the message of fear out to the public on a broader level. They thought it would be an easier way to eventually control the public. As many already know, it has proven to work in that sense to this day.

The television was invented so that the inventor (John Logie Baird) could be entertained when he was at work.

Television was invented to give you a way to be informed of what is going on around you.

John Logie Baird who is the "inventor of the worlds first working television" obviously saw that visual communication was required, the next step after Marconi had invented Radio.

- Who Invented it?:

Scottish inventor, John Logie Baird, the father of this pervasive technology, first publicly demonstrated television on 26 January 1926, in his small laboratory in the Soho district of London. Although large companies with great financial support were also working on the problem of television, Baird managed to surpass them all with very little money, a handful of unpaid helpers and equipment pieced together using rather unconventional materials. For example, Baird's choice of mechanical scanning as the most effective way of achieving true television required the use of spinning discs -- which of financial necessity were made of hatboxes and mounted on a coffin lid.

The earliest suggestion of Baird's interest in television technology is an experiment which he conducted at his parents' house in 1903. This experiment involved the attempted construction of a selenium photo-electric cell, but was unsuccessful, and Baird burnt his hands in the process. Although John Logie Baird suggests that he first started work on a complete television system in Hastings, there is evidence that he actually began ten years earlier. In 1976, Peter Waddell wrote an article which quoted sources suggesting that Baird first experimented with a complete television system between 1912 and 1915, while living in Yoker and working towards his electrical engineering diploma at the Glasgow College. R.W. Burns reinforces this suggestion in his 1986 book British Television: The Formative Years. In 1996, Malcolm Baird said that his father's work in Yoker can now be considered a definite possibility.

The most fully substantiated evidence for Baird's early television work is found on the south coast of England, in Hastings in 1923. Even here, there is a certain amount of controversy, for Baird himself writes that he travelled directly from London to Hastings, where he then started work on television. This statement is untrue, for although Baird did travel to the south coast, it was not first to Hastings but to another seaside town called Folkestone. Since this new information has been released, a plaque has been placed on 26 Guildhall Street in Folkestone, in order to commemorate Baird's early television work there. According to R.W. Burns, Baird was definitely in Hastings during the winter of 1922 to 1923. This situation therefore suggests that Baird was simultaneously renting accommodation in Folkestone and Hastings.

In order to tackle the problem of television, John Logie Baird chose a system which employed mechanical scanning. There were various methods available to achieve this, and Baird selected a system which used the Nipkow disc as being the most promising. Invented by Paul Nipkow in 1884, this disc had a series of apertures cut into it, which could then be used to scan an image. This disc was combined with other discs, and produced a very different television set from the ones we use today, for Baird's system did not use the cathode ray tube which is the most common method of displaying an image on modern television equipment.

Baird was quite capable of inventing his machines, but he was not quite so capable of their construction. For this reason, he enlisted the help of two young Hastings boys, Victor Mills and Norman Loxdale. Mills assisted Baird in the refinement of his electronics and Loxdale made various components, including a

How did technology help modernize and industrialize the world?

How did technology help modernize and industrialize the world?

I am averse to the thinking that we have a technological modern world and there was one without it. It is sheer arrogance. Using fire for the first time, invention of the wheel and the first 'printing' of text were all technologies. Every age displayed this. For every event there was, at that point of time, a modern world that adapted this new technique (technology) and the one that didn't.

Yet there were breakthroughs.A bunch of them happened starting with the harnessing of 'Steam' power replacing 'horse' power and credit went to James Watt. The point of that breakthrough was (can be) seen only in retrospective and not while the process of technology was in progress. It all started the tradition of inventions and a person named as 'inventor' unlike in the remote past when such an event or person couldn't be pinpointed. But the pevailing mindset now, is that there shall be an invention that started a technology and there shall be a person credited with that invention (preferably 'patented'). It is ridiculous and leads to curious consequences even.

How such humans get convinced, that all of this (modern nomenclature of 'modern', 'technology' etc) was there in the past too, teach it and give homework to the kids who rack their brains for the appropriate answers to get good grades! It is but perversion of education, whose aim ought to be to make the kids think freely for which a historical perspective (needing a certain 'intellect' on the teacher's part; a tall order as it seems now) must be presented to them rather than giving them jargon. You can get millions of set-minds (set in concrete) incapable of thinking with brains refusing to be molded. These are going to be the future leaders, opinion makers. We have such a bunch, unable to see the present day ecological disasters, causing human disasters worse than ecological one. If lofty thinking doesn't come easily, better shun the use of jargon like technology, modern etc. The words get cheapened loosing their currency. The use of the word 'modern' is sure to bias the kid's mind. The word technology misleads it.

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