John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946) was a Scottish engineer and inventor, born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire. He was the first person to demonstrate a working television, and voted number 44 in the BBC’s 2002 list of the “100 Greatest Britons”.
The phrase ‘jam tomorrow’ signifies a never-fulfilled promise … Before working on his television system, Baird sailed for Port of Spain, Trinidad in November 1919 and set up a jam factory to take advantage of local citrus fruit and sugar. Unfortunately, the island’s insects either ran off with the sugar or landed in the vats of boiling preserve.
While living in Trinidad, Baird caught a giant locust in his house, which he kept in a bird cage and fed on grass, whisky and soda.
The image features Trinidadian symbols: national colours red & black, chaconia blooms and a humming bird.
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“It’s very good jam,” said the Queen.
“Well, I don’t want any to-day, at any rate.”
“You couldn’t have it if you did want it,” the Queen said. “The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.”
“It must come sometimes to ‘jam to-day’,” Alice objected.
“No, it can’t,” said the Queen. “It’s jam every other day: to-day isn’t any other day, you know.”
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