Words change their meaning over time – but the words we use have lasting impacts on the ways in which we see things. This week I’m asking what we mean when we talk about the “telephone” (or “phone”). Some history (general and personal). And some questions about how that affects our current thinking.
A brief history of the telephone
Invented in the 1870s, but a luxury for most until the present century.
Only in America, until the 1960s, did many households hav...