The Back of the Book

Rosenblatt, Roger
September 1977
New Republic;9/3/77, Vol. 177 Issue 10, p37
Discusses the growth of telecommunication in the U.S. Advantages of a telephone; Argument given by telephone apologists that the phone is the quintessential American invention and so deserves all the growth it can take; Examples of motion pictures which have scenes involving the use of telephones; Reference to the origin of the telephone; Discussion of how phones have taken away the clarity which used to be displayed in letters.


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