Saturday, December 29, 2012

First in Colour, Last in Analog

In 1861 Thomas Sutton saw what theoretical physicist James Clerk Maxwell saw six years earlier (red, green and blue) when he "took" the first colour photograph, a picture that is referred to informally as the "tartan ribbon."

Just as wet photography gave way to digital processes, this year marked the end of analog broadcast signals in Canada. So these "ears" (below) are useless too.

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