The Pixelated Moron-Maker
The pope confessed this week to turning off the television for good in 1990. Seventy or so years before Francis' promise to the Virgin Mary, the technology's pioneers promised that television meant big things for mankind. Inventor Lee de Forest exclaimed, “What thrilling lectures on solar physics will such pictures permit!” RCA honcho David Sarnoff predicted “a new horizon, a new philosophy, a new sense of freedom, and greatest of all, perhaps, a finer and broader understanding between all peoples of the world.” My studies have yet to reveal a prophecy of television creating a new race of quarter-ton amoeba-people or transmitting mental retardation to its most faithful viewers. Read my piece @ the American Spectator on the pixelated moron-maker.