Monday, March 05, 2007

A Path for the Telephone

According to Paul Starr, The Creation of the Media "The telephone is a system for the benefit of capitalists and the more well to do people and not for the public at large" (The Association of Municipal Corporations pg 199)

My opinion about this quote is that the rich used the invention of the telephone to dominate the market. The rich got into the telephone business to make a profit. This quote means that te telephone was for certain kinds of people. During the 1800's there were people that couldn't afford to buy a phone. This quote is saying that the telephone wasn't for every body.


At 2:43 AM, Blogger Sean A. Inglis said...

I agree that the telephone at the time could only be used and afforded by the rich; but then soon after, people realized that everyone needed to be contacted somehow in a fast manner.

This made people realize that maybe this kind of technology should be opened to all demographics!!


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