The personal computer changed the analog signal to a more transmittable set of 1s and 0s and changed our lives for the better. We no longer wait for a drum to slowly whine as the 8×10 print went through the laser scanner.
It looks like technology from the 1940s was about the same, here a group of technicians from the NEA-Acme wire service transmit photos from a food conference in 1943. The equipment was delicate and expensive and the first newspaper I worked at was too cheap to have one on-site. When we had big news the prints were taken to a nearby city to transmit. This photo ran at the bottom of page 7 under a pair of photos that the U.S. Navy had given NEA. On photo showed that repair work from the devastating attack at Pearl Harbor was still ongoing.
- Save a life with a knife, New Southern Pacific station, World War II week by week
- Headlines shout World War II week by week
- School enrollment explosion – World War II week by week
- Klau Mine, Erwin Rommel – World War II week by week
- Dance regulations wanted in San Luis Obispo, World War II week by week