The idea is 70 years old, but it took decades to make it possible and decades more to make it commonplace
America’s first female soldiers were Signal Corps telephone operators making sure critical messages got through, often while threatened by artillery fire.
Alexander Graham Bell was able to invent the telephone after Watson tweaked a reed that transmitted sounds to the next room
The urge to move documents as fast as possible has always been a national pre-occupation, because it has always been a necessity. Fax and Federal Express are just the latest among many innovations for getting the message across.
The story of AT&T from its origins in Bell’s first local call to last year’s divestiture. Hail and good-bye.
"My God, it talks!” said the Emperor of Brazil. So the new invention did—but not until Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant had solved some brain racking problems