Baird, John Logie

John Logie Baird (1888-1946) was a British television pioneer. With the acquisition of 178 patents from 1923 to the late 1930s, Baird was a prolific and insightful inventor. Among his pioneering ideas were early versions of color television, the videodisc, large screen television, stereo television, televised sports, and pay (subscription-based) television by closed circuit. Included among Baird’s “firsts” are the first publicly demonstrated television, which took place in his small laboratory in the Soho district of London (1926); the first demonstration of "Noctovision", a form of infra-red television imaging (1926); the world's first transatlantic television transmission from London to New York (1928); and the first television images in natural color (1928).


Further Reading
Historic Figures (BBC)
John Logie Baird (The Museum of Broadcast Journalism)

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Citation

Cleveland, C. (2006). Baird, John Logie. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/150384

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