Both Palm and Handspring are releasing PDAs with color displays in 2000, and handheld users might feel like Dorothy leaving behind the monochromatic world of Kansas for the Technicolor splendor of Oz. But history shows that the leap from black-and-white to color isn’t always a quick trip down the Yellow Brick Road.
– First Regular Color TV Broadcasts
$1,175 (the price of a color-compatible Admiral television set)
“You know, I never realized how healthy and pink Jack Webb looks.”
That creepy NBC peacock.
By the mid-1960s, as networks started broadcasting entirely in color.
– First New York Times Front Page in Color
Color photos grace the October 16 front page.
60 cents (newsstand price in the New York metropolitan area)
Just before the dawn of the twenty-first century, the Times joins the twentieth.
Color photos are nice and all, but where are the comics?
A decade earlier.