The phone rings, early in the morning

I am more than familiar with more than a few types of technology, you might even say that I am a gadget addict but I have to say that I haven’t given the telephone the respect it deserves. Last Thursday, Ken called unexpectedly while Reid and I were eating breakfast. Hearing his voice live brought such joy and excitement! We exchange emails most days, Reid and I have made and posted some videos and we’ve traded digital pics but none of these “new” technologies brought the immediacy and intimacy of the phone call. I’m feeling well disposed toward Alexander Graham Bell (and the inventors/developers of the satellites, fibre-optic cables and the other technologies that were required). I can only imagine thrilling it was like to receive your first phone call but I can imagine a bit more clearly than before.

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