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Dumb Invention

Here are the initial reactions/replies when Mr. Bell’s telephone was brought to public attention…..

  • “This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.” — Memo, Western Union, 1878
  • “The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.” — Sir William Preece, chief engineer, British Post Office, 1878
  • “It’s a great invention, but who would want to use it, anyway?” — Rutherford B. Hayes, after a demonstration, 1876

That was then.. today we have asterisk, and open source telephone server. Read an Asterisk Overview here.

3 Responses to “Dumb Invention”

  1. tina says:

    Di pa nila naiintindihan kasi hindi lahat may telephone before.. hihi

  2. cess says:

    lol! this emphasizes that even experts can go wrong.

  3. aya says:

    salamat po sa pagbisita sa aking blog ^^

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