Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One Ringy-Dingy, Two Ringy-Dingy

"Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?"
- Al Boliska

Here is something to think about.

On March 12, 1889, Almon B. Strowger entered the U.S. Patent Office in order to file a patent for his invention called the Automatic Telephone System. The first place this device was installed was in Laporte, Indiana, in 1892. It worked, but not as good as it should have. Alexander Bell’s invention was deemed much more reliable and became the standard for all early phones.

Good thing it did or we would have been complaining about Ma Strowger and not Ma Bell.

Just something to think about.

Stay inspired my friends!

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