When the pioneers of television had their dream of transmitting programmes into homes it's doubtful even they realised the impact of their invention on future generations.
Man’s vision to transmit, share and entertain came full-circle this week when ITV celebrated the 50th anniversary of Coronation Street.
For decades millions have tuned in to catch up on the latest in Weatherfield and that tradition has passed down from parent to child.
With competition from other new inventions the television holds its own, but never by resting on its laurels.
Traditions are great, but new audiences will always demand more – the 21st century carries immense challenges, beyond our own visions, I’m sure.