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Monday, March 03, 2008

1 Ringy Dingy

Today is the 161st birthday of the 2nd inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell. Antonio Meucci actually came up with the 1st system in about 1860 & called it the teletrofono. & it was an Italiano, Don Ameche (nee Amici) who played Bell in the movies (1939).
& while many advances in communication were wrought as a result of the phone, thus affecting our culture, probably the greatest contribution to out culture was that the phone enabled Lily Tomlin to create the all time #1 Telephone Operator of all time, Ernestine.
She should talk. She does a good job of getting arround herself:
Still, Ernestine definitely has kept up with the times:

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