History as always been one of my main interests, covering the entire period from pre-history to modern times. As long it is covering an interesting period and well written - and with maps and good illustrations! - I read everything. As an engineer technology history has a special place, especially when it has links with my own interests or activities. So here you will find a few results of my digging up stories. I started with those where my father and his 1947 home-built TV were involved, but more will probably follow.
Piet's Home-built Television, or how Philips developed television, part 1 1946-1949
Triggered by the 1948 home-built television of my father, I've tried to reconstruct the early development activities that lead to the first television sets. Involves activities of Philips Research, the Radiobuizen Lab and the Apparaten Lab.