Retro Memory #28 – The Test Pattern

test pattern gifOnce Upon a Time, TV Ended For The Night…

The test pattern was once the image that you didn’t want to see on your television screen. Often indicating the end of the programming day or the beginning of problems – “Please stand by” – the Test pattern was recognizable to television lovers everywhere.

As times changed, analogue changed to digital and 24/7 news cycles and cable news channels took over, the test pattern was relegated to the annals of our minds as a distant memory of a simpler time.

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