Philo Farnsworth Statue

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Farnsworth is not THE inventor of television. At best he is AN inventor of television. Look up Logie Baird and Nipkov.

Drtrustrum is right! John Logie Baird and J.P. Nipkov are slighted here, and so are Lee DeForest and Vladimir Zworykin! The ‘scientific breakthrough’ is a media favorite but it is mostly a myth. Newton’s ‘standing on the shoulders of giants’ trope is more accurate.