There Is No Cat

A huge orangupoid, which no man can conquer

Friday, September 27, 2002

Moses Znaimer Television; no ego there....

My friend Tracy was up in Ontario this past weekend and stumbled on the MZTV Museum of Television in Toronto. They've got a web site with some pretty neat stuff on it, including pre-war mechanical television sets, some of which were barely functional by our standards. The 30- and 48-line systems make our current 525-line NTSC system look like the model of fidelity, never mind 1080-line HDTV. They've also got a great section about the ultra-retro-hip Philco Predicta TVs. If you don't recognize the name, the pictures of the sets should ring a bell.

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What do you mean there is no cat?

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

- Albert Einstein, explaining radio


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[ photo of Mischief, a black and white cat ]

Mischief, 1988 - December 20, 2003

[ photo of Sylvester, a black and white cat ]

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