Wednesday, July 21, 2010

An Abuse of Power

"It will be admitted by all that so good a scientific invention (TV) for the purpose and pursuit of entertainment alone would be a prostitution of its powers and an insult to the character and intelligence of people."
-President of the BBC, 1925

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Woman Behind the Man

My husband invented the ignition lock, which may not sound like much, except he was twelve years old at the time. What were you doing when you were twelve, Mr. Sarnoff?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"What is fair for one is not fair for all."

Sarnoff: I don't think I stole television - if I did, I did it fair and square.
But he deserved better in my hands. He was gonna do a lot more, but I burned his house down so he wouldn't burn mine down first.