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I have been following The Atlantics remarkable photo essay on WW2. The entire series can be found here Parts of it as you would expect are brutal in the extreme but it does show the extraordinary resilience of people in times of appalling violence.

The current series is about life after the war and the image below caught my eye.

The Atlantic

The caption states that this is one of the first tv’s available for consumers and it is dated 1945. The interesting thing about this is that I viewed this on a tablet whilst eating breakfast. In my mind tv is one of those things that had remained static for almost 60 years and then the world changed and what is more interesting to me is that the people who run tv stations dont seem to have caught onto the fact that their industry is dying.

In some ways they are like the peanuts at Kodak who when they saw their first digital camera, thought that will never catch on. As opposed to the correct response which should have been were f#$^ed lets do something about it.

 

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