Looking Back: The Television Set And What Happened To It


So, digging into my own archives I ran across this old piece about when we were thinking about getting a new television set. We had this nice big old tube TV set. Since it was providing good service we figured to let it carry on until it broke. Which might never happen, since the set was built during the second Grover Cleveland administration and looked ready to go on to become truly old. Thought folks might want to know if they missed the update about that. Yeah, so it exploded. Not so much literally as it started making this hissing sound and flashing light in patterns that people we did not think prone to hysteria told us meant it was about to explode. So I thought you might like to know, and maybe go back over how that all developed.

Statistics Saturday: Trivia Night Questions, By Kind


Questions Everyone Else Knew The Correct Answer To; Questions Everyone Else Knew The Correct Answer To But I Knew The Wrong Answer For; That One Question I Knew, But C'mon, It Was About Grover Cleveland, And I'm From New Jersey, How Could I Miss That?; "Questions Nobody Had Any Idea About; Tigers Pitchers
And yet they think I’m the indispensable one on the team.

Reference: A History of Physics in its Elementary Branches (Through 1925): Including the Evolution of Physical Laboratories, Florian Cajori.