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Lee de Forest: King of Radio, Television, and Film

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The life-long inventor, Lee de Forest invented the three-element vacuum tube used between 1906 and 1916 as a detector, amplifier, and oscillator of radio waves. Beginning in 1918 he began to develop a light valve, a device for writing and reading sound using light patterns. While he received many patents for his process, he was initially ignored by the film industry. In ...more
Paperback, 553 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Copernicus Books (first published October 14th 2011)
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Marcus Ionis
Finished reading Deforest and previously Philo Farnsworth biography. It appears there is little love in the life of a mass media inventor. One is doomed to patent litigation, unscrupulous business partners, loss of families patients, Goliath corporations as foes and at best a footnote in academia.
Recommend reading because you should appreciate the toys/tools that are used everyday.
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