04 February 2008

"Communication"


Our world is really marvelous today. Alexander Graham Bell, interested mainly in developing a device to help the deaf, pioneered a field which today stretches worldwide and reaches into every corner of our lives. Think what this means... by satellite we can speak, send text and images, converse with another person in a different language, monitor a heartbeat or ekg on the other side of the globe. And so much more... so much more...

Thank you Al... you did good work!

Photo: Mike Serafin

5 comments:

ImperfectNerd said...

A little note: the phone you see may look ancient (it's supposed to) but it's touch-tone digital and can reach down the same fibre-optic line with my computer, sharing the bandwidth space with my blogging scribblings, without burping. Yet another example of our amazing modern communicative systems!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool-looking phone! I love it.

ImperfectNerd said...

Give me a call, sometime, Mary! It doesn't ring as often as I would like!

bluerose9062 said...

I didn't know the part about his trying to develope a device for the deaf. Cool phone :]

ImperfectNerd said...

Thanks, Blue! For a full story on A.G. Bell and his inventions and passion for the deaf, see

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell
for more information.