T e l e g r a p h, T e l e p h o n e & W i r e l e s s:
How Telecom Changed the World
This is a small sample; you'll have to check the book to see who said it, and to get the rest!
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.
It is worthy of remark, that more business was done by merchants after the tariff was laid than when the service was gratuitus.
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand-fold.
The history of the telephone will never be fully written. It is partly hidden away in 20 or 30 thousand pages of testimony and partly lying on the hearts and consciences of a few whose lips are sealed, -- some in death and others by a golden clasp whose grip is even tighter.
The world as yet does not know how much it owes to you, and this generation will never know it. I regard what has been done as the most marvellous thing in human history.
One of very most useful of all inventions, but rendered almost worthless & a cold and deliberate theft & swindle by the black scoundrelism & selfishness of the companies of chartered robbers who conduct it.
Even if I could be Shakespeare, I think I should still choose to be Faraday.
The more anything cost the better he liked it. . . He had an utter disregard for money.
The lamplight falls on blackened walls,
and streams through narrow perforations;
The long beam trails o'er pasteboard scales,
with slow, decaying oscillations;
Flow, current, flow! Set the quick light spot flying!
Flow, current, answer, light-spot! Flashing, quivering, dying.
But if God had not given the right of monopoly to AT&T after the war, the FCC did. The
commission ignored cost comparisons, and . . . narrowed the ability of other companies to compete. . .
If you invent something, that doesn't necessarily help anybody. You've got to get it into the world; you've got to produce.