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Historical Flavor: "One ringy dingy..."

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If, like me, you still remember talking on a Princess phone, you also remember those words in the title and the accompanying snort from Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator character Ernestine on Laugh-In. 234 kata lagi

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Continuing yesterday’s musings about the telephone, I have a question: what do you say when you answer the phone, and don’t know who’s calling? 396 kata lagi

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What Phone do You Have?

A pretty easy answer for most of us nowadays, but one that’s obviously changed over time. In fact, a lot of devices which were originally called telephones might not be recognisable as such by today’s standards. 554 kata lagi

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Random Facts: The Telephone

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful test of his newly invented telephone, saying “Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you,” to his assistant Thomas Watson. 154 kata lagi

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What would Alexander Graham Bell make of Selfies?

“Ahoy hoy” there!

These rather jaunty  words were used by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 to greet the person at the other end of the line on his brand new invention – the telephone. 2.064 kata lagi


Alexander Graham Bell

On March 7, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone, and 3 days later, he made the first phone call. Who did he call, his assistant, “Mr. 186 kata lagi