[ExI] book and inventions

robot at ultimax.com robot at ultimax.com
Thu Feb 7 19:30:59 UTC 2019

I've read that Alexander Graham Bell thought the principal application 
for his invention would be to transmit live concerts to a single central 
gathering place in small towns that were too poor to afford a local 
orchestra, thus raising their level of culture.  Essentially what we 
today call cable radio (but with the added "last mile" and without the 

Perhaps that's in the book already.


On Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:12:46 -0600, William Flynn Wallace 
<foozler83 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "They All Laughed"  Ira Flatow
> Coincidence?  Lack of marketing skills and presence of high level
> creativity?  How can anyone think that no one would want to talk to 
> another
> person over a line?  This is just stunning to me.

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