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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Futurama

#farnsworth

Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

George Dyson

2012

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2019-04-15

"Sarnoff would end up sinking 50 million dollars into the development of broadcast television and fought a protracted patent-interference case against the American inventor Philo Farnsworth, who had independently developed an improved charge-storing camera tube that, in the opinion of the courts, predated Zworykin's iconoscope..." - George Dyson , Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe (2012)

Futurama Trivia: "He was named Farnsworth in honor of Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of modern television, which was unveiled to America at the same World's Fair as the Futurama exhibit that the show is named for, in 1939."

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