John Logie Baird [FAQ] was a Scotsman who invented MTV — a mechanical television
“John Logie Baird and the Invention of Television” on EntertainmentCenterSpot is a clear and concise profile of the man and his device. Illustrated. Includes a diagram of Baird’s television process from Radio News (April, 1928).
About.com article on John Baird includes a spooky image from the mechanical TV. (Eraserhead?)
Great tribute site: bairdtelevision.com