RADIO’S NOT THE ONLY THING THAT FAILED US

“A melancholy view of our national mental level is obtained from a survey of the moronic quality of the majority of today’s radio programs.”
Lee De Forest*, Popular Mechanics (1952)
*Inventor of the Audion, responsible for the amplification of Radio Waves

(But then he did also say) –

“To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth—all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.”
Lewiston Morning Tribune (1957)

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