There have been much advancement in technology that has made significant impacts on society and the way things are done. One of them is the invention of telephone. The invention of the telephone is the most remarkable innovation in the history of mankind. The invention of telephone is related to many other inventions like the transmission of sound through electricity by Johann Philipp Reis, a German scientist. According to Gorman, M. (1994) on March 10, 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. The technology had changed drastically during the time period by improving and adding many features to the telephone. In this 21st century telephones are becoming a part of human life especially cellphones. The invention of telephone had changed the world in many ways such as managing the business more efficiently and improving communication among family and friends. The inventor of telephone
Alexander Graham Bell invented telephone on March 10, 1876. “He was born on March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland and throughout his life; Bell had been interested in the education of deaf people” (Simkin, J. n.d). His father was a leading authority in elocution and speech correction. He assisted his father in teaching the deaf by using visible speech technology, which was developed by his father. Bell always had a desire to invent a technology to help teaching the deaf. He opened a school for training teachers in Boston, in 1873. Meanwhile he was experimenting on various acoustical devices. During this period telegraph was the only established means of communication. But it had certain limitations in sending and receiving messages. This cannot be used at home so that the people had to go to the office to send or receive any message. He experimented to develop a multiple telegraph by using music or harmonic approach. Meanwhile he was working with a friend, Thomas Watson in developing a devise that could transfer the speech electrically. Their hard work and dedication led the invention of telephone. Casson, H. (1910) “Alexander Graham Bell's notebook entry of 10 March 1876 describes his successful experiment with the telephone. Speaking through the instrument to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, in the next room, Bell utters these famous first words, "Mr. Watson -- come here -- I want to see you."(p. 32). Advancement in communication
The invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell transformed communication technology by expanding interpersonal communications. It has made communication easier and efficient. The telephone has a great impact in today’s culture. After the evolution of telephone there is a dramatic change in reading and writing. Before writing letters were the main means of communications and it takes days to exchange a message from sender to the receiver. But the telephone made it much easier and the exchange of message is instant. Telephone communications made relationship between friends and family members stronger. According to Gellermen (1994) “the latest development in the communications explosion is the increased number of uses for telephone technology, particularly in education. In the past, a phone in the classroom was a luxury and often an annoyance. However the telephone is now providing education with a vital link to parents and the community”. The telephone technology is a vital part in communicating emergency situations such as medical emergencies, calling 911 and fire emergencies. In today’s culture, telephone became a necessity of daily life. It helped in many ways to improve the efficiency of the business, and made the world smaller and accessible to all. The invention leads the development of offices, and cities. This helped to provide more job opportunities and improved the economy. Many of the features in the latest phones helps do personnel banking, paying bills instantly, making travel arrangements and so on. After the invention of...