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No more TV sets to be be made in the UK.........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8222421.stm

On Thursday the final TV set made in England is due to roll of the production line at Toshiba's factory in Plymouth.

When John Logie Baird demonstrated his first television set to the world in 1926, a reporter from the Times wrote: "The image as transmitted was faint and often blurred, but substantiated the claim that through the 'televisor', as Mr Baird has named his apparatus, it is possible to transmit and reproduce instantly the details of movement, and such things as the play of expression on the face."

From those cautious beginnings, Britain was to lead the world.

"He worked his entire life to make sure it was a British invention, a British technology. In general he would have been very disappointed that it had got to the extent that there is no one major British manufacturer or television factory here."

Another landmark day goes unnoticed by the majority as we slide away from being a manufacturing giant to a sad service economy.....

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TV was not a 'British' invention. The stupid English have only recently stopped looking 'round the back for the little people when they walk out of the shot.

But, anyway....more doom and gloom to warm the heart. To hell with their 'recovery', keep 'em coming!

'And another one gone and another one down and another one bites the dust....'

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No more TV sets to be be made in the UK.........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8222421.stm

On Thursday the final TV set made in England is due to roll of the production line at Toshiba's factory in Plymouth.

When John Logie Baird demonstrated his first television set to the world in 1926, a reporter from the Times wrote: "The image as transmitted was faint and often blurred, but substantiated the claim that through the 'televisor', as Mr Baird has named his apparatus, it is possible to transmit and reproduce instantly the details of movement, and such things as the play of expression on the face."

From those cautious beginnings, Britain was to lead the world.

"He worked his entire life to make sure it was a British invention, a British technology. In general he would have been very disappointed that it had got to the extent that there is no one major British manufacturer or television factory here."

Another landmark day goes unnoticed by the majority as we slide away from being a manufacturing giant to a sad service economy.....

A landmark day indeed, invented and developed in Britain and now no longer even made here. And a disaster for Plymouth which has been losing jobs steadily over the last year.

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TV was not a 'British' invention. The stupid English have only recently stopped looking 'round the back for the little people when they walk out of the shot.

But, anyway....more doom and gloom to warm the heart. To hell with their 'recovery', keep 'em coming!

'And another one gone and another one down and another one bites the dust....'

Does this mean the Welsh still look 'round the back for little people when they walk out of the shot?

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