Science: Short Waves: Long View

"Obsolete." That is the great word of forward-thinking scientists, scientific entrepreneurs, manufacturers of popular scientific inventions. "Obsolete." A new, bigger, better, cheaper product is at hand.

Yet there seemed to be some color in that familiar word as pronounced last week by William Dubilier, President of the Dubilier Condenser & Radio Corporation of New York. He contended that the perfection of short-wave radio devices, by definition consumptive of less power and hence of less capital, would soon render "the million-dollar high-power radio-broadcasting stations obsolete." Sailing for Europe, Manufacturer Dubilier took with him...

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