Hang Up Now to Get Some Peace

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IN SO many ways, the aAl Caponea rules our lives.

Of course you are right, I'm referring to the telephone.

It is almost impossible to imagine a world without this invasion of privacy.

Think for a moment a surely it is not that hard!

Just imagine that for today there is a complete blackout on every form of telecommunication.

Your world and theirs would probably completely shut down for 24 hours.

Good or bad?

I don't know a that's your call.

The telephone, or by its original title aelectrical speech machinea, has always been a contentious issue.

More so now than ever before.

Excuse me readers, the phone just rang.

aNo, I'm not interested in your bloody surveya a click!

Sorry about that folks a where was I?

That's right a actually there was a great debate as to who invented the telephone.

However, that was settled and accredited to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.

This led the American president Rutherford B Hayes to drop this clanger after taking part that year in a trial phone conversation.

aThat (telephone) is an amazing invention, but who would ever want to use one of them? …