Technology: The Genius at CBS

By one definition, an inventor is someone who converts fancies into facts. A man who turns fancies into facts and then facts into entire industries is much more. He may even be deserving of that overworked word: genius. The description seems to fit Peter Goldmark, 62, president and head of research for CBS Labs. Goldmark built the world's first practical color TV system in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948. His latest discovery may well touch off an even greater electronic convulsion. In Manhattan last week, he displayed the first operating...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!