On Thursday May 22nd GFB: Moses Znaimer & McLean Greaves

May 22, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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11:15 AM ET | Moses Znaimer
12:15 PM ET | McLean Greaves

GUEST – Moses Znaimer

TOPIC – MZTV Museum LAUNCH event

INFO – MZTV Museum of Television & Archive – Moses Znaimer’s amazing collection of rare vintage television sets and related pop culture

The museum charts the history of television from the dawn of image transmission to the arrival of the transistor and the contemporary era. (The designs will be eye-popping for anyone born in the flat-screen era!)

Highlights of the MZTV collection include:

The adorable Felix the Cat, the first star of television

John Logie Baird’s original homemade scanning discs from the mid 1920s, together with his personal papers and plans relating to the possible launch of television in Canada

the first television set to receive a drama, Ernst Alexanderson’s 1928 GE “Octagon”

the legendary RCA “Phantom Teleceiver”, a translucent lucite set that launched commercial TV at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Marilyn Monroe’s personal portable TV set

GUEST – McLean Greaves, VP, Digital Media , E-books Division, Zoomer Media, & tech blogger for EverythingZoomer.com

1. TOPIC – “cord cutting” – More and more people are ditching their conventional landline telephone and cable television packages.

2. INFO – This would include a description of what it is and why it’s becoming popular among the young (it’s cheap) and soon zoomers. McLean will cover:

– TV: NetFlix, Amazon Prime and other OTT services plus hardware like AppleTV, Roku and the new Amazon Fire
– phones: Skype, Magic Jack, Viber, Google Voice, Fongo et al

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