The Evolving Definition of Television

What is television? Historically, its definition was more or less set in stone. A television set was a very particular type of device, which served as the hub of audio-visual entertainment in a given household. To take Wikipedia’s description, it’s “a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or colored, with or without accompanying sound.”

Over time, the models, sizes and features evolved, but the basic meaning of the word “television” remained unchanged. That is, until recently.

via The Evolving Definition of Television.


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