The Public Interest

Toward a modest experiment in cable television

Stephen White

Summer 1968

OVER the past twenty years there has been developed an impressive technological capacity to transit images and accompanying sound instantaneously and over large distances. Picture definition is surprisingly sharp, and full color transmission is now conventional. The technology is capable also of high fidelity sound, although in practice sound quality at the receiver is usually low. The technology extends also to systems in which image and sound can be stored indefinitely and retrieved at will.

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