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Quotes of the Day for 3 March 2002 – Telephones

Today we have twin birthdays for the telephone. Alexander Graham Bell was born at Edinburgh, Scotland on this day in 1847, and American Telephone and Telegraph was incorporated on this day in 1885. If I had to say where I'd guess Wilmington, Delaware or New York City, but I can't find that detail right now. Anyway, here are a few phone quotes.

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The quotes:

Mobile phones are the only subject on which men boast about who's got the smallest.
     - Neil Kinnock

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
     - Fran Lebowitz

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil - but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small silly presents every so often - just to save it from drying out completely.
     - Pam Brown

Letters are venerable; and the telephone valiant, for the journey is a lonely one, and if bound together by notes and telephones we went in company, perhaps - who knows? - we might talk by the way.
     - Virginia Woolf

This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value too us.
     - Western Union internal memo, 1876

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