Thursday, April 05, 2007

Chapter 6 New Connections

It is surely impossible to imagine a world without the telephone. Without the invention of the Telephone living would be literary impossible, for the fact that the telephone is a extremely important and useful tool that is beneficial to the lives of all. The Telephone was introduced to America in 1876. "The telephone had its birth in America in 1876, coincidentally the year the United States celebrated its centennial , but it was not the accident of its natural orgin that by turn of the century led to far wider diffusion and development of the technology in the United States than anywhere else." (Starr pg 192). The innovation of the telephone was indeed a successful. When the Telephone was introduced is sole purpose was to improve the telegraph. but it turned that the telephone replaced the telegraph. If it wasn't for this invention we would truly be lost today.


At 10:21 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Yes, the telephone was successful. Why was it more successful in the U.S. than elsewhere according to Starr? What lessons can we learn from the constitutional choices made about the telephone? How does this help us to understand the recent debates about the internet?


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