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The life of a prophet is a hard one…

News item in a New York newspaper, 1868.

“A man has been arrested in New York for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires so that it will be heard by the listener at the other end. He calls this instrument a telephone. Well-informed people know that it is impossible to transmit the human voice over wires.”

via Boingboing.net

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October 28, 2007 - Posted by | People

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