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" telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. "
The Big Book of Duh: A Bathroom Book - Page 34
by Bob Fenster - 2007 - 352 pages
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Modified Final Judgment: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance - Antitrust law - 1989
...either could not be done; would not work; or should not be done. A few examples: —"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communications. The device is inherently of no value to us." And who said that? . . . Western Union—...
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Modified Final Judgment: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on ..., Part 1

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance - Antitrust law - 1989
...either could not be done; would not work; or should not be done. A few examples: —"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communications. The device is inherently of no value to us." And who said that? . . . Western Union—...
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AT&T Consent Decree: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Economic and ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law - Antitrust law - 1991 - 493 pages
...either could not be done; would not work; or should not be done. A few examples: • "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communications. The device is inherently of no value to ne." And who said that? ... Western Union —...
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The Problem Buster's Guide

Mike Allison - Business & Economics - 1996 - 183 pages
...Drillers whom Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859 'This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.' Western Union internal memo, 1876 'Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.' Lord Kelvin, president,...
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Beyond the Library of the Future: More Alternative Futures for the Public ...

Bruce A. Shuman - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1997 - 178 pages
...intrusion of the wise and humane surgeon." — Sir John Erichsen, British surgeon, 1873 "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." — Western Union internal memo, 1876 "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." — Lord Kelvin,...
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Electricity: Innovation and Competition : Hearing Before the ..., Volume 4

U. S. Government Staff, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power - Competition - 1997 - 84 pages
...newfangled telephone, invented in 1876, their response in an internal memo was that "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communications. The device is inherently of no value to us." By 1880, there were 50,000 phone lines...
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Book of Humorous Quotations

Connie Robertson - English wit and humor - 1998 - 381 pages
...impossible for the person who doesn't have to do it. 237 (Western Union memo, 1876) This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. 238 What costs nothing is worth nothing. 239 What men usually ask of God when they pray is that two...
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Time: A Traveler's Guide

Clifford A. Pickover - Science - 1999 - 285 pages
...(Ken Olsen, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977) • "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." (Western Union internal memo, 1876) • "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."...
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On Second Thought: 365 Promises, Predictions and Pronouncements That Never ...

Gary Belsky - Reference - 1998 - 224 pages
...of germs is ridiculous fiction. " French professor of physiology Pierre Pachet, 1872. "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." A corporate memo from telegraph operator Western Union, 1876. "What use could this company make of...
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Fraud on the Internet: Scams Affecting Consumers : Hearing Before the ...

U. S. Government Printing Office Staff, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations - Computer crimes - 1998 - 362 pages
...these miscalculations: • Western Union's reaction to the telephone in 1876: "This telephone thing has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication."304 • Tom Watson's conclusion in 1 943 that the worldwide market could handle "maybe...
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