Technology in the 50’S


1952-T.V.s in American homes passes the 22 million mark.


1953-Half of American homes have TVs.


1953-NTSC television standard is adopted in the U.S. allowing color television that is compatible with black & white sets.


1955-the videotape is introduced.


Of all the telecommunications services today, the one most used is the telephone.  Although there have been many advances in the way telephone messages are transmitted over long distances, the basic operation has changed very little over many decades.  


The transistor, which was developed around 1950 in the American Telephone & Telegraph Bell Laboratories, led the way for widespread use of electronics in telecommunications and the development of transistor-based electronic computing equipment.  Most telephones were solid black with rotary dial numbers.



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