ANTHOLOGIE DES PREMIERS ECRITS SUR LA TELEVISION

"Next please", Editorial, The Electrical Engineer, 
11 March 1898, pp.304-305.


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    Entre le 4 mars 1898 et le 29 juillet 1898, le magazine professionnel américain The Electrical Engineer a publié pas moins de huit articles sur le télectroscope de Jan Szczepanik. Le nombre de ces articles masque mal le scepticisme réel.

    Nous citons des extraits d'après R.W. BURNS, Television. An international history of the formative years, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, 1998, p.99.

   "We like dogmatism - we are dogmatic ourselves at intervals, but often that is when discretion is absent, and only valour is present. The Telegraph's correspondent has a little discretion, through his or her valour is abundant. There may be a schoolboy - we can hardly realise that there exists a student, much more a schoolmaster or a professor, who could dogmatise as follows: "There is no real difficulty about converting rays of light intro electrical impulses. That can be done in a variety of ways, and one has to choose". We are at once reminded of a somewhat cynical poet nammed Pope, who suggested that "Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise", as having provided a sentiment applicable to these utterances of the Telegraph".

 

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