Lee De Forest: Grandfather of Television

Born today was a fellow  named Lee
Whose invention made possible  early TV.
We all  should remember, whether  richest or poorest,
That once our screens showed  all  the trees for De Forest.*

*He invented the Audion vacuum tube which was the key component of all radio, telephone, radar, television, and computer systems before the invention of the transistor in 1947.

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