[PLUG-TALK] The Telephone: Hidden History of What we Take for Granted

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Sat Feb 9 06:11:29 PST 2013


   Some of us remember dial telephones and exchanges with names; I grew up
with the telephone number of TRafalgar 7-1186. Now the 12-key
rectangular-layout numeric pad is ubiquitous (as are all-digit telephone
numbers).

   The man responsible for both the all-digit numbers and the size, shape,
and placement of the number keys died recently. His professional life is a
fascinating story: <http://tinyurl.com/b5tem7j>.

Rich




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