Television: This Above All, To Thine Own Tube Be True

Hugo Gernsback, publisher of Radio-Electronics magazine, has a new idea. In his March issue, he presents his conception of a Multiplex Video receiver —a television set that enables viewers to watch all channels at the same time.

To appreciate a Hugo Gernsback idea, one must first know something about Hugo. He is 79. He is a member of the American Physical Society and a friend of people like David Sarnoff and Lewis Strauss. He coined the word television. He thought of radar roughly six months before bats did. From weightlessness to squeeze-package food, he described the problems of space travel as...

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