Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission + - What Tech Journalists Were Writing About in 1876 (theatlantic.com)

wcrowe writes: ""On this day in 1876, the U.S. Patent Office awarded Alexander Graham Bell a patent for his "improvement in telegraphy," or, as we now know it, the telephone (above). This anniversary seems like as good a day as any — well, perhaps even a bit better than the other 365 days this year (leap year!) — to dip into the media frenzy that surrounded its arrival, a 19th century tech event evocative of today's Apple circus. Just kidding. It was nothing like that at all — the telephone, and the reaction to it, rolled out over the course of years, not minutes.""

Slashdot Top Deals

Make headway at work. Continue to let things deteriorate at home.

Working...