Philo Taylor Farnsworth (August 19, 1906 March 11, 1971) was an American inventor who was the first to demonstrate and patent a working electronic television system. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_Farnsworth

Videomaker has great respect for this noble man who once said, “I know that God exists. I know that I have never invented anything. I have been a medium by which these things were given to the culture as fast as the culture could earn them. I give all the credit to God.

This is quite interesting in comparison to the first telegraph message sent by Samuel B. Morse when he tapped out “What hath God wrought?

Or compared to the beginning of the music business when Edison spoke the words, “Mary Had a Little Lamb and heard them played back on the first phonograph. The first telephone conversation was a little more elaborate when Alexander Graham Bell spilled some acid on his pants and shouted, “Mr. Watson, come here, I need you!

It seems ironic that Farnsworth sent the following message (by telegram) to one of his investors when he saw the first TV image ever transmitted.
“The damned thing works!

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