Over the last year alone, posting on this very blog has been quite eye opening. One of my favorite experiences has been all of the various new types of technologies that have come out recently. Some of them made me scratch my head, some of them made me think, some of them solved my problems and some of them created new ones.
August 19 marks the birth of an important person in TV history, yet very few people would ever know. Philo T. Farnsworth was born in 1906 in Utah and is regarded as the father of television.
When he was just a teenager, Farnsworth came up with the idea of picture transmission while he was a student in high school and later began his research at Bringham Young University.
In 1927, he successfully transmitted an image of a dollar bill that was comprised of 60 horizontal lines and subsequently submitted the first of many patents he would own.
MTV is dead. It was a long horrible drawn out process, but MTV the legendary music video format originators have passed away. In it's place, stands some awfully unoriginal programming. Unless you have been living in a cave for the last 20 years, you might have noticed that MTV really doesn't air music videos anymore. The truth is, since about 1993 the channel began to stray from the music video format and hasn't stoped since. Music videos used to be forced down our throats growing up. Which in turn ended up inspiring a generation of indy filmmakers to perfect their craft.