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In Search of the Blue Ideas

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. — J. K. Rowling I grew up immersed in science fiction.  Not only did I read  science fiction novels and short stories by the handful, I was in a science fiction book […]

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March 7th, 1876 and the Birth of Telephony

Today is a day that should be celebrated in every telecom department across the world.  Why?  Because on March 7th, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted United States patent 174,465 for his invention of the telephone.  While there is some controversy over who actually came up with the original idea for the telephone, Mr. Bell […]