IFA trade show at 50: From Einstein to Xbox
IFA , one of the oldest and largest consumer electronics exhibitions on the planet, has been through a lot
By Joe Doherty | IT World Canada | Published: 15:49, 06 September 10
The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, the IFA has shown it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc... well, just never got off the ground.
Einstein at IFA 1930
Albert Einstein opens the 7th Great German Radio and Phonograph Show, the forerunner to today's IFA, in Berlin in 1930. The show marked the public début of a prototype 'television receiver.' This was one year before television broadcasting officially commenced in Germany.