PREMIERS ECRITS SUR LA TELEVISION
"Next please", Editorial, The Electrical Engineer,
11 March 1898, pp.304-305.
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.
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".