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Early Electronic Television

Limitless Horizon is Forseen for Television

Popular Mechanics, April 1944

This proposal is completely impractical, and could not be implemented even with today's technology. It is hard to understand how the head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at a university could propose it, since the principles of bandwidth requirement for information transmission were well understood in the 40s. However, this wasn't the first time that Dr. Craig proposed something that was unworkable. In 1927 he announced that he had developed a device that would replace vacuum tubes, and it was claimed that Westinghouse had paid him $100,000 for the invention. Westinghouse denied the payment, and said that his device would not work.