Happy Birthday, AP Wirephoto

The Associated Press’ Wirephoto service debuted on New Year’s Day in 1935, making it a young 80 years old.

I remember the first time I used a first-generation Leafax transmitter … it was awesome, but slow. When the Boston bureau trained me on the IIId version I was in heaven – so much faster. Still not sure how we toned color images on a black and white monitor, but we did.

Mark E. Johnson

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