– photo courtesy of http://www.e-torch.org
How’s this for an auspicious photo? Today (June 12th) marks the 123rd anniversary of the New York to Chicago telephone line launch. In 1892, the first phone call on this new phone line was ceremoniously made by none other than Mr. Alexander Graham Bell. Note all the eavesdroppers!
Hhhhmmm, I wonder if Mr. Bell was calling ahead for deep-dish pizza reservations? Or future Chicago Blackhawks tickets? Or perhaps the call went something like this: “Hello? Chicago? Yes, this is Mr. Bell calling. Mr. Bell. Alexander Bell. Alexander Graham Bell. What do you mean you don’t know who this is? No, I shall certainly not be placed on hold! Good day to you, Chicago!”
And with that, I shall wish YOU a good day FROM Chicago! 🙂