The Boy Who Invented Television: A Story of Inspiration, Persistence, and Quiet Passion

The Boy Who Invented Television A Story of Inspiration Persistence and Quiet Passion While the great minds of science financed by the biggest companies in the world wrestled with th century answers to a th century problem Philo T Farnsworth age dreamed of trapping light in

  • Title: The Boy Who Invented Television: A Story of Inspiration, Persistence, and Quiet Passion
  • Author: Paul Schatzkin
  • ISBN: 9780976200000
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • While the great minds of science, financed by the biggest companies in the world, wrestled with 19th century answers to a 20th century problem, Philo T Farnsworth, age 14, dreamed of trapping light in an empty jar and transmitting it, one line at a time, on a magnetically deflected beam of electrons Philo Farnsworth was a self educated farm boy from Rigby, Idaho, when heWhile the great minds of science, financed by the biggest companies in the world, wrestled with 19th century answers to a 20th century problem, Philo T Farnsworth, age 14, dreamed of trapping light in an empty jar and transmitting it, one line at a time, on a magnetically deflected beam of electrons Philo Farnsworth was a self educated farm boy from Rigby, Idaho, when he first sketched his idea for electronic television on a blackboard for his high school science teacher Six years later, while competitors still struggled with mechanical television systems, Farnsworth successfully demonstrated his invention He was 21 In 1930, Farnsworth was awarded the fundamental patents for modern television He spent the next decade perfecting his invention, fighting off challenges to his patents by the giant Radio Corporation of America and defending his vision against his own shortsighted investors who did not share his larger dream of scientific independence The Boy Who Invented Television traces Farnsworth s guided tour of discovery, describing the observations he made in the course of developing his initial invention, and revealing how his unique insights brought him to the threshold of what might have been an even greater discovery clean, safe, and unlimited energy from controlled nuclear fusion.

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    1. This is the true story of Philo T. Farnsworth, an under-educated farm boy who invented television. It covers the invention process, but also the issues that go along with that. Financial backers wanting results, rivals trying to prevent him from driving his ideas forward, and even some industrial espionage. The birthing process of television was frought with hazards, both personal and professional. The ammount of time it took to come to market is a clear indicator of that. Philo Farnsworth is an [...]

    2. Fantastic story of a boy genius. We are spellbound by his inventions that enable us to enter the world of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" with its giant wall screen TVs. I got the impression from this book that Farnsworth himself probably did not watch television. For him it was merely a vision to realize and proceed on to loftier goals. A big fan of Einstein, who he talked to once, Philo Farnsworth's ultimate challenge was to reach out into the universe. He once told his wife, "one day we will [...]

    3. I read this book about 18 months ago. When I finished the last page, all I wanted to do was pray. Maybe it was an extreme feeling of reverence that made me feel that way. This man sacrificed so much, went through so much. His life and work would make a terrific movie.t, the book is so much better than any 2 hour movie could be. Philo T. Farnsworth invented televisionhe got the idea as a 14 year old farm boy who loved electricity. This book is on my Top 100 List! I will defintiely read it again!

    4. I picked up this book after "Carter Beats the Devil" (Farnsworth is a character in that book), and was amazed. Phil Farnsworth conceived the idea of television at age eleven, making his first experiments on his family farm. A classic Horatio Alger story, and extremely well written, this is one of my favorite inventor biographies available (alond with "Copies in Seconds" and "Mauve".)

    5. not terribly scholastic, but a very interesting story. it makes me wonder what this biography has that the ones written by Fransworth's wife and friend didn't. Fransworth is a fascinating person and that makes this a worthwhile read

    6. Biography of the inventor of, among many other cool things, television, Philo T. Farnsworth.I read it in the context of my project to build a Farnsworth Fusor. I learned many things from reading it and it is actually pretty exciting once you get started.

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