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Excerpt from Television: Its Methods and UseThe author of a book on television and in fact any book describing a technical science approaching commercialization has his choice of several points of view. He may disregard the present imperfect statusMoreExcerpt from Television: Its Methods and UseThe author of a book on television and in fact any book describing a technical science approaching commercialization has his choice of several points of view. He may disregard the present imperfect status of the science by simply not mentioning or totally disregarding existing shortcomings and problems- he may smother existing difficulties with rosy predictions and expression of enthusiasm- or he may treat them with the utmost frankness believing their conquest can come only through accurate understanding and comprehending research.The present author has chosen the latter course, perhaps in reaction to the overabundance of optimistic treatments of television. He feels that a conservative attitude is particularly helpful at this time, because television has been treated to an excess of premature and unwarrantedly hopeful publicity. The author, of course, realizes that an exacting analysis of television as it exists today may be significantly altered by a development of tomorrow.Even as he examines the proofs of this book, the publisher inquires whether an invention, just announced with considerable gusto and rewarded by tremendous publicity, has not indeed made all the conclusions therein hopelessly obsolete. But this announcement, like so many of its predecessors, is accompanied neither by technical proof nor by open demonstration.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.