February 1959: Television Recorder! TV Set as Flat as a Picture! Amazing Predictions for the Future!

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Note: This post originally appeared on latimes.com in 2009 and is available via Archive.org.

February 1959: Speaking of the future, RCA’s David Sarnoff describes an astounding “television recorder!”

“Westinghouse’s Gwilym Price expects [recorded] tapes to reproduce shows in three dimensions and color on screens as shallow as a picture.”

“Another pushbutton development will be projection of microfilm books on the ceiling or wall in large type. To increase their impact on students, an electronic voice may accompany the visual passages.”

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1 Response to February 1959: Television Recorder! TV Set as Flat as a Picture! Amazing Predictions for the Future!

  1. Eve says:

    That guy staring into the fireplace is thinking, “Christ, can’t they watch ANYTHING but Keely Smith?”

    Like

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