Philo T. Farnsworth

4:56pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Technology

Meet the most influential, unknown man of the 20th Century: Philo T. Farnsworth

There’s a statue at the Letterman Digital Arts center in San Francisco’s Presidio depicting a classically handsome man. He’s holding some rolled-up papers in one hand, and gazing at something that looks like an overly large, oddly shaped light bulb, which he holds in the other. At his side is a box that most everyone will recognize as an early television.

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