Science: Radiovoter

In Manhattan last week Nevil Monroe Hopkins excitedly announced that voting by radio was closer to realization than ever. Three years ago this tall, grey electrical engineer, who gets wide-eyed and trembly-voiced when his enthusiasm mounts, described his invention which he thought would enable radio listeners to signal at once to the broadcaster the fact that they were listening, and whether they liked or disliked what they heard (TIME, April 2, 1934). Radio sets would be provided with three buttons marked "Present" (tuned to the station taking the vote), "Yes" and "No." Each...