The first CES took place June 25-28, 1967, and I wrote numerous (admittedly similar) pieces about it for:
TWICE – CES Turns 50
Sound & Vision – CES at 50: From Humble Origins to Global Showcase
Dealerscope – CES: The Summer of Love and the First CES
Huffington Post – CES: Previewing the Future for 50 Years
CTA i3 Blog – Happy Birthday, CES!
DTC Digital Riff blog – CES at 50: Lessons Still Not Learned
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, electrocuting animals in an attempt to establish his direct current (DC) to be the electricity standard vs. Tesla’s AC in a new Oscar-bait movie due just before Christmas. Read all about it in this CTA i3 blog post here.
Here’s my story on Huff Post all about my visit to the Early TV Museum in Hilliard, OH.
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The day the U.S. entered World War I a century ago, April 6, 1917, Woodrow Wilson also ended all amateur radio broadcasting in America for more than two years. I told this story on the CTA i3 Blog, which you can read here, and how the ban birthed the modern consumer electronics industry.
My report on some of the electronic and digital goodies I found wandering around Toy Fair, which you can read on Huffington Post here.
More reasons to delay your purchase of a 4K TV, which you can read at Huffington Post here.
A new administration in Washington means a new FCC commissioner, which means different communications policies, which could mean threats to an open Internet and “net neutrality.” Read why here.
After experiencing CES, one gets the feeling that consumers are being inundated with too much new technology, far too much to comprehend or adopt. Read why here.
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