Television on audio disks? Mad you say? Not at all. The
method is actually one that was well known in Hugo Gernsback's day,
when recording television images on phonograph records was a common practice
with enthusiasts and was used by television engineers in one form or
another right up to the
1970s. Television signals are waves just like sound, so why wait
for the VCR to be invented when the gramophone is at hand?
even the most brilliant ideas are laid low by the unexpected. The
sad fact is that the format faded into obscurity because no one could
figure out how to set the tiny blinking clock on the thing.