Americans were introduced to television at the New York World’s Fair in 1939-40, but TV’s didn’t begin to dot the landscape across the country until the 1950’s. By the time it came to my house, it arrived with all the flash, thrill, and excitement of three different stations! Oh yes. We could jump up and turn the knob to choose shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC.
They were the “Big Three” and the beginning of my adventure with managing technology. Learning how to tell time was essential. Little hands learned to be steady and patient to stop the occasional rolling images or to adjust the shades of gray. And then there was sharing. With so many choices, negotiating with siblings and parents became part of the experience.