Interactive TV all the rage – in 1953!

Yes, that’s right – thanks to the ‘magic’ of static electricity and with a small investment in crayons and a rectangular sheet of transparent plastic back in 1953 lucky American children  could ‘interact’ with CBS cartoon character WinkyDink.  For some reason this early example of interactivity didn’t exactly catch on – perhaps due to the reaction of those parents whose kids forgot about the plastic sheet part and used indelible ink pens directly on the screen…

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