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First use of the word “television”

Constantin Perskyi used this word at the Paris Exhibition to describe ideas such as “radiovision” and the transmission of image over radio waves. His wording did not take hold right away. However, as development of the device continued this word gained in popularity.

Exact month and day unknown.

 

For other milestones in the development of television, see:

  1. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/iconoscope/
  2. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/dr-e-f-w-alexanderson-demonstrates-moving-pictures-via-radio/
  3. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/first-demonstration-of-colored-television-in-the-united-states/
  4. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/first-successful-test-of-the-dissector-tube/
  5. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/22/farnsworth-transmits-first-recognizable-image/
  6. http://infoagetimeline.umwblogs.org/2011/09/21/philo-farnsworth-demonstrates-the-first-electric-television/

Source: David E. Fisher and Marshall Jon Fisher, Tube: Invention of the Television (Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1996), 29, 357.

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