Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A Down and Dirty Version of the History of the Phone

1876: Alexander Graham Bell Invented the telephone (although there is plenty of evidence that an Italian inventor names Antonio Meucci invented it 20 years prior).

1948: Claude Shannon of Bell Labs (Bell's Company) lays the foundation for both digital phones and the Internet.

1970: The first fiber-optic cable goes into service.

1973: The first cordless handsets for home phones are available.

1983: AT&T introduces the first commercial wireless phone.

1984: For the first time, phones are able to be bought instead of rented; consumers begin to expect more features and services.

1992: First generation of digital cell phones.

1995: CELL PHONE MANIA!!!

2007: iPHONE MANIA!!!

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Cost of Telephone Lines in Select Cities from 1900-1912 compared to prices from 1990

Cost of Telephone Lines in Select Cities from 1900-1912 compared to prices from 1990

U.S. Households and Consumer Goods from 1900-1980

U.S. Households and Consumer Goods from 1900-1980
Note that the number of Automobile owners and Telephone subscribers decrease during the Depression