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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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Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations: Enabling the Intelligent ...

Alea M. Fairchild - Computers - 2004 - 164 pages
...C&S vendors support vCard and vCalendar, including Netscape. 2.1.8 Conferencing "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. Audio conferencing (also called 'teleconferencing') means communicating...
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Successful Marketing Strategy for High-tech Firms

Eric Viardot - Business & Economics - 2004 - 304 pages
...traveling twice as fast as stagecoaches?" — The Quarterly Review, England, 1825 "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value. " — Western Union internal memo, 1876 "The horse is here to stay but the automobile is only a novelty,...
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Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach

John E. Readence, Thomas W. Bean, R. Scott Baldwin - Education - 2004 - 315 pages
...COMPUTER ELECTRONIC TEXT VIRTUAL REALITY MULTIMEDIA Technology: Imagining Our Future "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value." Western Union lnternal Memo (1876) I think there is a world market for maybe f/ve computers." Thomas...
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The Little Giant Book of Science Facts

Glen Vecchione - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 352 pages
...useless. In 1876, a memo that circulated among top executives at Western Union stated: "The telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Alexander Graham Bell advised Mark Twain to invest $5,000 in the telephone. Twain declined, saying...
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The Duh Awards: In This Stupid World, We Take the Prize

Bob Fenster - Humor - 2005 - 328 pages
...as the bicycle." 4. A Western Union executive rejecting a new technology in 1876-"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." 5. Lord Kelvin, president of England's Royal Society in 1895"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."...
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Government Without Taxes: Operating For-profit and Paying Dividends to Its ...

Donald Kirchinger - Capitalism - 2005 - 215 pages
...the people who invested with him. There weren't even cars on the road back then. "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to US." - Western Union internal memo in response to Bell's telephone, 1 876. Who would have thought that in...
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How about It, Writer?

Charles Romesburg - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2005 - 194 pages
...One word further. In 1876, an executive at Western Union said in an internal memo: "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." And one more word, perhaps the most important, in closing. The threat of global warming has become...
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Developmental Psychology and Social Change: Research, History and Policy

David B. Pillemer, Sheldon H. White - Psychology - 2005
...of the world, is said to have generated an internal memo in 1876, with this message: "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered...communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. " While many of these presumed verities are part of our scientific folklore, there is apparently no...
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The Psychology of Behaviour at Work: The Individual in the Organization

Adrian Furnham - Psychology - 2005 - 821 pages
...is a difficult business, as the following quotes show: This telephone has too many shortcomings ... as a means of communication . . . the device is inherently of no value. (Western Union internal memo, 1876) The light bulb . . . unworthy of the attention of practical or...
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The Psychology of Behaviour at Work: The Individual in the Organization

Adrian Furnham - Psychology - 2005 - 821 pages
...is a difficult business, as the following quotes show: This telephone has too many shortcomings ... as a means of communication . . . the device is inherently of no value. (Western Union internal memo, 1876) The light bulb . . . unworthy of the attention of practical or...
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