Monday, January 27, 2014

Pattern of Success

With an inbox overfilled with requests for crowd-sourcing support, it's easy to forget which things I even tried to help in the first place. Happy to hear that one of them -- "Please Stand By: Lester & Charlie's 50 Favorite Test Patterns" -- is availble now HERE.

Coffee table books have tackled tough subjects ranging from decoder rings to phobias to suicidal pets. Why not test patterns? Yes, test patterns. If you remember them, you may only be aware of "your" patterns -- the ones your local stations showed when they ran out of things to put on the air. But test patterns were used everywhere televisions were used, for reasons you may never have thought about. And there were as many of them as there were pixels in a TV tube. From that huge variety the world over, Lester & Charlie have assembled their favorite 50. Gawk at their astounding beauty! And get nostalgic with ones you may know from television's past.

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