On the Radio

By Douglas Weinstein
Published on: August 10, 2018

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I was in the Bay Area last week, visiting the Google campus and working with one of our partners, and flew back to Colorado out of San Francisco International airport (SFO). They have an incredible display in Terminal 3 about the history of radio and I want to share it with you, called On the Radio. The display runs until November and is supported by the SFO Museum.

Édouard Branly, who in 1890 developed a version of a coherer receiver he called a radio-conducteuris generally regarded as the first person to use the term ‘radio’ in conjunction with EM (electromagnetic) radiation. The British Post Office is credited with the use of radio as a standalone word dating back to 1904. The display in Terminal 3 covers the U.S. history of radio. Here are some images I captured on my phone.









So check out all the pictures and rich history of one of the world’s great inventions, the radio.

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Douglas Weinstein

Douglas Weinstein

Doug is the Editor and co-founder of the Technology Insider Group and Technology Designer Magazine. Previously, he was the Executive Director and co-founder of the Elf Foundation, a non-profit organization that created Room of Magic entertainment theaters in children's hospitals across North America.

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