Mr. Watson — Come here — I want to see you.
First intelligible words spoken over the telephone
(10 March 1876)

I just called to say I love you.
Stevie Wonder

“Portrait of Miss Keller with Anne Sullivan and Alexander Graham Bell in a garden. They are simultaneously using three modes of communication: spoken language between Miss Sullivan and Dr. Bell, the manual alphabet between Miss Keller and Dr. Bell, and lip reading between Miss Keller and Miss Sullivan, circa 1894.”

Alexander Graham Bell with his family and friends at the lodge, Baddeck, Nova Scotia.  Collection of Photographs of the Alexander Graham Bell Family (Library of Congress).
ca. 1890

This will also be a camera or a bong someday!

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