While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially I consider it an impossibility, a development of which we need waste little time dreaming.
~Lee De Forest (1873 – 1961), American inventor. One of the fathers of the electronic age, he is credited with fundamental contributions to radio and to sound in motion pictures.
Everything that can be invented, has been invented.
~Charles H. Duell (1899), commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office