Comm 121 4-23-08

Comm 121 4-23-08 - The creators of the internet thought...

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The creators of the internet thought that people would use good judgement with the sharing of so much information Telephone Alexander Graham Bell 1876 “Harmonic Telegraph” Bell’s father in law sets hires Theodore Wail to establish the business side of telephony Bell labs Long lines Western Electric 22 Bell operating Companies Early phones Brought women into the workforce Were primarily for business purposes Were a luxury in the home Lasted until 1983 – deregulated Deregulation fees to keep these new companies from going under How did telephones change our culture? Changed business practices Changed where you could live Changed privacy in the home Changed status Currently,97.2% of Americans have a phone--- Why not everyone? Homeless, no money, too far Socially
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Once you had to pay to put your name in the phone book Now you have to pay to keep your name out of the phone book
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