Sunday, 22nd June 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Alexander Graham Bell filed his patent application for an ‘electric-speaking telephone’ in 1876; the first email system appeared in 1965; SMS entered the language in 1991; Facebook was founded in 2004.

One trend in telecommunications seems to be that with each new innovation it becomes easier to ignore the person who’s trying to make contact. Even now, if you urgently need to speak to someone, you go back to the dog and bone: ahoy hoy.