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How the Telephone Changed History - On March 10th, 1876, a revolutionary invention was created by Alexander Graham Bell. The telephone was invented to send vibrations from one receiver to another electrically (History.com ‘Speech Transmitted by Telephone’ accessed on March 11, 2014), and due to Alexander Graham Bell accidentally discovering that he could hear the sound of a ‘clock spring twanging’ (Marry Bellis, ‘The History of the Telephone’ accessed on March 11, 2014), that was possible. The invention of the telephone permitted new levels of communication, allowed families connect around the world, and improved military systems, but also served negative consequences, such as breached privacy....   [tags: telephone, alexander bell, communication]
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Analyzing Lady Gaga´s Telephone Music Video - Every day millions of telephone calls are made all over the world. In the 1980’s, a teenager would ask their parents for a telephone in their bedroom. Today, more of the American population has telephones than do not. It is a concept that we take for granted and probably always will. In prisons, you get one telephone call. Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” music video starring herself and Beyonc֢é Knowles takes an extreme take on prison life, sexuality, and the importance of that one telephone call. It debuted in 2010 as one of the most controversial music videos of all time and is compared to movies because of the way it was directed and it’s length [9:32 minutes]....   [tags: social uniqueness, telephone calls]
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Racism in Cullen's Incident and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation - Racism in Cullen's Incident and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation The poem "Incident," by Countee Cullen, deals with the effect racism has on a young black child vacationing in Baltimore. The child is mistreated by a white child and disturbed in his innocence so much that after spending seven months in Baltimore, this is all he remembers. A different poem, "Telephone Conversation, " by Wole Soyinka, also deals with this issue, but from a different perspective. In this poem a man is trying to rent an apartment but the owner of the complex doesn’t want him to move in because he is African....   [tags: Incident Telephone] 916 words
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The Evolution of the Telephone - “Mr. Watson. Come here, I want to see you” were the first words ever spoken into a telephone. They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, the creator of the telephone. (America’s Story) There was however, another person, Elisha Gray who had a similar patent. Bell had filed a patent application on February 14, 1876. Then just a few hours later, Elisha Gray filed a patent for an instrument very similar to Bell’s telephone, but since Bell filed the patent first he was granted ownership over the telephone....   [tags: invention, alexander graham bell]
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The Invention of the Telephone - ... Maybe he thought “If I could create a machine that could send messages from far distances maybe there’s a way to restore hearing back to deaf people”. Both and his father studied the physiology of speech to try and help his mother speak in a different way such as Sign Language which we have now or even British two-handed manual alphabet which was very similar to Sign Language but less advanced. In 1874 there was massive telegraph traffic, which on a telegraph you could only send one message at a time so Bell figured out he needed to find a way to create a device that was not that much money to create that could send more than one message at a time....   [tags: Alexhander Graham Bell, communication technology] 645 words
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The Telephone - The Telephone The telephone itself is a rather simple appliance. A microphone, called the transmitter, and an earphone, called the receiver, are contained in the handset. The microphone converts speech into its direct electrical analog, which is transmitted as an electrical signal; the earphone converts received electrical signals back to sound. The switch hook determines whether current flows to the telephone, thereby signaling the central office that the telephone is in use. The ringer responds to a signal sent by the central office that causes the telephone to ring....   [tags: Informative, Technology, Inventions] 320 words
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The Telephone - The Telephone A number of inventors believed that voice and sounds might be carried over wires and all worked toward it but there was only one that ended up figuring it out. The first to achieve this everlasting success was a Scottish-born American inventor , Alexander Graham Bell, a teacher for the deaf in Boston, Massachusetts. Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was taught at the universities of Edinburgh and London. He moved to Canada in 1870 and to the United States in 1871....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 399 words
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Telephone: The Technology of the Voice - Telephone: The Technology of the Voice 1. Introduction: Telephone invention is the most marvellous innovation considered in the world. We often consider our society to be saturated by technologies of many sorts. Telephone is classed among the information and communication technologies It is now considered one of the major source of communication. It form and functions precisely defined the challenges of interaction between two separate parties: long distance is conquered instantly and any telephone in the world can connect to different location by means of networks....   [tags: Communication, Alexander Graham Bell] 1785 words
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One Era To Another: The Telephone - The modern version of the telephone has proven a significant change over the years from what it was at one point. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been for individuals. It is one of the most used pieces of electronics in the world today. Over time research has not only led to different versions of the phone, but to the developments of different tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell] 1066 words
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Alexander Graham Bell and The Telephone - A world without telephones would mean a world without communication and a struggle to complete everyday tasks. Ninety-one percent of Americans would not be able to call, send text, set alarms, or check social media on the go. When he invented the telephone in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell pioneered the way for future inventors to further advance the telephone making communication and life easier for us and generations to come. As a young boy growing up in the 1850’s, Bell was ambitious and headstrong, often observing his fathers, Melville Bell’s, teaching of correct speech and elocution....   [tags: communication, speech, sound] 558 words
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What is Telephone Tapping? - What is Telephone Tapping. You may be asking this to yourself right now. Telephone tapping is “the monitoring of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by covert means. The wiretap received its name because, historically, the monitoring connection was an actual electrical tap on the telephone line” according to Google's definition, used from Wikipedia. Where did it all start. Phone tapping was started in the 1890’s, along with the telephone recorder. It was originally intended for international defense, not to invade in privacy....   [tags: criminal investigation, monitoring] 1383 words
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Landline Telephone in Canada - Problem Statement We want to research and understand the usage and ownership of landline telephones, as well as the use and ownership of cellular telephones in Canada. Currently, there is not enough information gathered on the topic of how Canadians would react to the eradication of the landline phone. If this problem is not addressed, the risk of damaging the company’s finances increases. We will use our best resources in order to research and present valuable information to our client. Current-day statistics, sites, and articles from trusted sources will be utilized to reach the goal of obtaining the needed information....   [tags: erradication, cell phone usage]
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The Invention of the Telephone and How It Has Changed Over the Years - The Invention of the Telephone and How It Has Changed Over the Years About 100 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone by accident with his assistant Mr. Watson. Over many years, the modern version of the telephone makes the one that Bell invented look like a piece of junk. Developments in tone dialing, call tracing, music on hold, and electronic ringers have greatly changed the telephone. This marvelous invention allows us to communicate with the entire globe 24 hours a day just by punching in a simple telephone number....   [tags: Telephones Communication Technology Essays]
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Alexander Graham Bell and The Invention of The Telephone - ... It measured how well as person can hear and ultimately benefited many people with their hearing. Hydrofoils are wing like objects attached below a boat that smoothens a boats movement on the water and increase its speed. Alexander Graham Bell improved William E. Meacham’s hydrofoil and developed the HD-4 prototype that sailed at a record speed of 114 km/hr for the next 20 years (Grosvenor, Wesson 257). Alexander Graham Bell’s metal detector, which was invented in 1881, was composed of insulated wires, a battery, a circuit breaker, and the telephone....   [tags: biography, scientist, inventor] 666 words
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The Effect of Users on the Development of the Telegraph and Telephone - Starr argues that it is the government and political decisions that mainly influence the development of the post office, telegraph, and telephone during the 19th and early 20th centuries. While accurate in some regards, this view is too narrow-sighted in that it forgets the impact that users (individuals and organizations) had on the development of the various technologies. It also overlooks the fact that the users of the systems are able to influence the government, either through voting or through lobbying, and can therefore be responsible for the very decisions that Starr attributes solely to the government....   [tags: Socio-Technical Systems] 1655 words
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The Humorous Take on Racism in Telephone Conversation - ... Shatz and LoSchiavo have been integrating humor into their online classes with positive results. Having funny jokes and cartoons related to the subject has increased the number of times students interact in the discussion board and overall increase their interest in the class (Weinstein). Their use of humor in their teachings help people participate more and get them out of their comfort zone. Similar results like the one Shatz and LoSchiavo experienced during their study can happen by using humor to spread interest in discrimination....   [tags: funny jokes and cartoons ] 813 words
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The Inventor of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell - ... Even though Alexander did not establish himself in just one school for his studies, he did not lose confidence and continued his education without distractions. At age eleven, he studied at the Royal High School in Edinburg. However, he left school at age fifteen without graduating from college (Bellis 1). In 1863, he accepted a job at the Weston House Academy in Elgin, Scotland, which consisted of teaching proper pronunciation and music for one year (Schuman 1). In 1864, he decided to study at the University of Edinburg ( Bellis 1), but only for one year because his family decided to move to London....   [tags: biography, career] 710 words
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The Telephone: From One Era to Another - The modern version of the telephone has significantly evolved from its simplistic beginnings. What allows us to communicate with the world at any hour; minute and second of the day only exhibits how significant the invention has been. It is one of the most widely used electronic devices in today’s society. Over time research has not only led to the development of different versions of the phone, but to the implementation of modern features such as tones, caller id’s, dialing, call tracing and allowing a person to listen to music while on hold....   [tags: Communication]
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Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor of the Telephone - Alexander Graham Bell was a notable scientist and engineer that changed the world with his invention of the telephone. Without the telephone, everyone would not have a reliable communication device. Alexander Graham Bell is considered one of the most influential people in human history. Early Life ~ Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3rd, 1847 at his family home, 16 South Charlotte Street, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was born to Professor Alexander Melville Bell and Eliza Grace (nee Symonds)....   [tags: Inventor, Engineer, Scientist] 698 words
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The Invention of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell - ... He devoted his life and career to helping making a difference in the lives of deaf children and using new, innovative techniques to make their lives easier. As people began to realize Alexander Graham Bell’s extreme talents, he was hired to teach private lessons with kids especially struggling with reading, writing, and speech. Thomas Sanders, a Salem, MA leather merchant hired Alexander Graham Bell to teach his five year old deaf son, George Sanders, who had never spoken or read. He worked vigorously with George using Visible Speech, his own teachings, and games using toys and cards to teach George....   [tags: biography, education, sound] 874 words
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Telephone Intervention and Enhanced Disease Management - This paper presents a review of a research study conducted by Brandon, Schuessler, Ellison, and Lazenby (2009), which explores the effect of advanced practice nurse (APN) telephone intervention and enhanced disease management on patients living with heart failure (HF). Specifically, the research study investigates the impact of such an intervention on patient outcomes, including readmission rates, quality of life and self-care behaviors. The study was obtained from the Applied Nursing Research journal....   [tags: Nursing]
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The Telephone System - The Telephone System The telephone is one of the most creative and prized inventions in the world. It has advanced from its humble beginnings to its wireless communication technology today and for the future. The inhabitants of the earth have long communicated over a distance, which has been done by shouting from one hilltop or tower to another. The word "telephone" originated from a combination of two Greek words: "tele", meaning far off, and "phone", meaning voice or sound, and became the known term for "far- speaking." A basic telephone usually contains a transmitter, that transfers the caller's voice, and a receiver, that amplifies sound fr...   [tags: essays research papers] 908 words
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Impact of Telephone on Society - Impact of Telephone on Society Many inventions revolutionized society and one example is the telephone, which was introduced to society in 1876. The inventor, Alexander Graham Bell developed this idea and the telephone made him famous because communication would never be the same after the development of the telephone. The telephone made an incredible impact on society. The impact could be seen through the quickness of communication, business, easier communication in wars, and some negative effects too....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Evolution of the Telephone and Operator - The Evolution of the Telephone and Operator A few nights ago I was sitting at the dining room table reviewing my research, when my roommate, Lucy, walked in and inquired as to my progress. We started talking a bit about telephones and telephone operators and she related a story about the telephone in her hometown. Lucy is from a small town in Ireland. She clearly remembers when, at the age of four (about twenty eight years ago), her family installed their first telephone. To make a call her family would turn the crank on their telephone which would then alert Mrs....   [tags: Communication Technology Papers]
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An Essay on Telephone Marketing - An essay on telephone marketing Issues surrounding telephone marketing can never be over analysed. There are many factors which influenced the development of telephone marketing. Cited by many as the single most important influence on post modern micro eco compartmentalism, telephone marketing is featuring more and more in the ideals of the young and upwardly mobile. Inevitably feelings run deep amongst the aristocracy, trapped by their infamous history. Relax, sit back and gasp as I display the rich tapestries of telephone marketing....   [tags: essays research papers] 418 words
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Telephone - Since its inception, the telephone has become one of the most important inventions of all time. Although some were skeptical about its replacement over telegrams, in the end the advent of this fine communication equipment has won the hearts of many. As a matter of fact, the telephone system had come to numerous facelifts that it literally connected the world before the internet was born. Because of its importance, homes and businesses can not live without it. In the U.S. alone, most if not all have a phone in the house....   [tags: essays research papers] 610 words
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The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - The Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka The "Telephone Conversation" by Wole Soyinka is a poem that's title is very casual and straight forward. The poem's title shows the reader that what they are meant to read is realistic and free flowing. Like most poems there is a general theme that is carried on from start to end. The "Telephone Conversation" has two main obvious themes; these are racism and the lack of education and understanding that some people may have. As the reader reads through the play they become aware that the persona is African and therefore has a darker skin tone than white skinned people....   [tags: Papers Poem Poetry] 1012 words
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options on company telephone services - Introduction There are many different options companies have when decided on what type if telephone service to use. The size and needs of the company will usually determine the communications needed to run an organized operation. Another factor in choosing what type of telecommunications a company will need is what type of business does the company deal with. For example, is the company a telemarketing service, a customer service company for bank, or a consulting firm; plus, what are the majority of calls pertaining to and the time frame of each call....   [tags: essays research papers] 708 words
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Telephone Follow-Up After Treatment for Breast Cancer - Telephone Follow-Up After Treatment for Breast Cancer: Views and Experiences of Patients and Specialist Breast Care Nurses Identifying the Phenomenon This essay focuses on the views of patients and specialist breast care nurses (BCN) on telephone follow-up after treatment for breast cancer. The problem in this article is whether or not the telephone follow-up is an effective alternate form of follow-up treatment for breast cancer patients compared to routine hospital appointment follow-ups. This phenomenon is a continuation of broader research previously carried out on the subject....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Benefits of Providing Incentives to Telephone Technical Support Staff - Improving telephone technical support staff’s performance in responding to customer queries via the use of incentive rewards Table of Contents Executive summary 3 1. Context and Industry Information 4 1.1 Context 4 1.2 Industry Information 4 2. Nature of the problem 5 2.1. The problem 5 2.2 Design of the research 5 2.3 Research approach 5 3. Review of the evidence 5 3.1. Source 6 3.2. Conceptual approach 6 3.3 Methodological approach 6 4. Findings and Implications 7 Intrinsic rewards 7 Extrinsic rewards 7 Social rewards 7 Organisational rewards 8 5....   [tags: Evidence-based Practice in HRM]
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The Telephone And Its Corporation - The Telephone And Its Corporation      The phone is easily one of man’s most important, useful and taken for granted inventions. The telephone has outgrown the ridicule with which it first received, now in most places taken for granted, it is a part of many people’s daily lives. It marvelously extended the ways man converses that it is now an indispensable help to whoever would live the convenient life. All disadvantage of being deaf and mute to any persons, which was universal before the advent of the telephone, has now happily been overcome....   [tags: History Communication Phone Essays]
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International impact on Telephone Company - International Internet Telephony has been evolving since its introduction in mid-1990s. With the Information Technology changing rapidly, different companies that work in telecommunications market are using various strategies to stay competitive. The main change has been noticed has been when more and more companies become IP carriers and multiple services providers whereas certain companies have refrained from any expansion into new infrastructure. For a growing number of telecommuting workers, a cell phone, a PDA, and a high-speed laptop can be indispensable tools for earning an honest day’s pay....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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Two Short Stories: The Gift of Magi and A Telephone Call - In the short stories “The Gift f Magi” by O. Henry and “A telephone Call” by Dorothy Parker, two women are troubled by how their significant others view them. While O. Henry’s Della is able to see that Jim is not touched, Parker’s narrator is left with uncertainty because her significant other does not call back, stuffing her with skepticism. In O. Henry’s “The Gift of Magi”, a young couple in love has to get surprise gifts for each other before Christmas. The story takes place in a small-industrialized city where poverty is prevalent and money is scarce....   [tags: O. Henry, Dorothy Parker, literary analysis]
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Selecting a Telephone System - In selecting a telephone system, there are many considerations to be made. Among these considerations are the size, scope, features, functionality, interoperability, maintenance, reliability and upgradeability, all in addition to cost and vendor selection play major roles in determining which type of system will best fit the needs of the company. Interoperability with voice mail and electronic messaging systems, PC's, LAN's, video and multi-media servers and wireless systems are vital and important considerations going forward....   [tags: Telecommunication Phone] 1405 words
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Introduction and Globalization of Mobile Phones and How They Affect Our Society Today - This report is on the introduction and globalization of mobile phones and how they ultimately affect our society today. I will detail the origins of the first telephones, including the innovative and creative minds that were the first inventors of the device all the way to how the modern cell phone was created and used to this day. It is imperative to understand that without established “networks,” our current mobile phones would essentially be rendered useless. These “3G/4G” networks are what allow us to stay connected within such a telecommunication-based environment that we, as people, live in today....   [tags: history of the telephone] 621 words
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Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray: A Race for Credit - ... When Bell first transmitted the sound of a human voice over a wire, he used a liquid transmitter of the microphone. In the legal cases that followed, the claims of Gray and Bell came into direct conflict, and Bell was awarded the patent. In 1880 Gray became instructor of dynamic electricity at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio. (Article) Elisha gray invented more devises that people use today. As you can see, alexander was not just some person and Elisha Gray was not just a person that wanted to invent the telephone....   [tags: invention of the telephone] 793 words
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How Is Text Messaging Affecting Teen Literacy and Other Aspects of their Life - ... Text messaging has now affected people in many ways. Now with text messaging, teens are connected more than any other generation. Teenagers interact socially with text messaging, that has increased frequency. With more communication, negative effects can now take place. Teens now talk less face-to-face with texting communication (Welton). In 2000, fourteen billion text were sent out monthly. In 2010, 188 billion were being sent out over the United States (Kluger). Among the young, not all of the growth has yet to come out of old fashioned phoning (Kluger)....   [tags: Telephone, Textism]
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Technology and its Evolution: A Brief Summary - From a kid paying a DDoSer to shut down a business’s website, to an expert hacker coding a robot uprising, it only takes one person to ruin technology for everyone else. Does that mean technology is bad. Of course not. That would not be the logical thing to do. There will always be a bad apple in the bunch to try to mess things up, but they need to be punished and have the technology improved. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury approaches the effects of technology in his novel by talking about the wonders of technology and all it can do to make life easier....   [tags: Telephone, Robots]
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Telephone Conversation - The poem 'Telephone conversation' is staged by a black man who is looking for a flat but ends up phoning to a landlady who is racist but tries to be polite in finding out whether he is he is a dark or light one. When he first speaks to her he feels awkward as he feels he has to confess that he is African. Also I think he feels as though he has been in the same position before somewhere else and he knows what is expected from people like the landlady he is speaking to. When he tells her that he is African she becomes speechless and wants to know if he is light or dark brown....   [tags: Racism] 740 words
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Mobile Telephone Masts - Mobile Telephone Masts Abstract Mobile telephones have transformed the telecommunications industry. These devices can be used to make telephone calls from almost anywhere, the explosion in the popularity of having one means that over half of everyone in Britain has one. The increase in the amount of telephones can only have a “knock-on” effect on the amount of mobile telephone masts, and these are considered to be the most dangerous. The media have had a focus on the dangers that mobile telephone masts pose in the long term, and the public are most definitely concerned with the risks involved in having mobile telephone masts near where they live....   [tags: Papers] 474 words
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Riverbend Telephone Company - Riverbend Telephone Company The Riverbend Telephone Company is experiencing growth and had previously tried outsourcing some of its installation work to handle the overflow above its capacity. This was unsatisfactory, and so to accommodate the new customers, RTC needs to obtain a new maintenance truck and crew. It is considering whether leasing or buying the new truck necessary to their operations is the preferable method of investment. Question 1& 2 Without considering financing the purchase through debt, the cash costs for buying the truck for years 0- 4 are: The cash costs for leasing the truck are: The cash flows discounted by the risk-free rate of 9% allows us to compare the presen...   [tags: Case Study, solution] 556 words
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AT&T Telephone Company - AT&T The AT+T Corporation, formerly known as The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, was incorporated on March 3, 1885 in New York as a wholly owned subsidiary of The American Bell Telephone Company. Its original purpose was to manage and expand the burgeoning toll (long distance) business of American Bell and its licensees. It continued as the long distance company until December 30, 1899 when it assumed the business and property of American Bell and became the parent company of the Bell System....   [tags: essays research papers] 893 words
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Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - Commentary on Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka recollects vividly in Ake Mrs. Huti talking about white racism. He was thus mentally prepared to cope with the racism before he left for England. The race problem which has been treated with levity in the immigrant poems is treated from the poet’s personal experience in “Telephone Conversation.” “Telephone Conversation” involves an exchange between the black speaker and a white landlady. This poem more than any other is enriched by Soyinka’s experience of drama....   [tags: English Literature] 530 words
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Prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird & Telephone Conversation - The dictionary defines prejudice as a learned, preformed, and unsubstantiated judgment or opinion about an individual or a group, either favorable or unfavorable in nature. Through the study of the book, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and the poem Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka, ones understanding of prejudice and what makes up prejudice changes considerably for what could be perceived as for the better or for the worse. Being ignorant of what is happening or not knowing and properly understanding what prejudice is can make it easy to turn a blind eye to what is happening around you....   [tags: Harper Lee Wole Soyinka] 1169 words
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Protocol Review Of Telephone And Data Networks - Protocol Review of Telephone and Data Networks The Internet protocol suite is a highly related collection of protocols. It is also commonly referred to as TCP/IP. TCP and IP were the first and primary protocols developed for internetworking. However, it is comprised of many other protocols that collaborate with each other to perform each distinct task required for communication on and to other network components. Based on the network topology and devices that reside on the network, the protocols that will be discussed are IMCP, TCP, IP, UDP, DNS, FTP, HTTP, IMAP4, POP3, SIP, SMTP, SNMP, SSH, and Rlogin....   [tags: Networks Telecommunications]
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Salem Telephone Company Financial Analysis - Salem Telephone Company Financial Analysis In 2001, Salem Telephone Company created a subsidiary, Salem Data Services (SDS). The intent of creating SDS was to provide a revenue stream to subsidize the telephone operations and alleviate the need for a rate increase. Unfortunately, after 3 years, SDS has not met profit expectations. In fact, SDS continued to experience losses at the rate of $40-$45k per month making it necessary to reassess operations. While providing services to both internal and external customers, SDS found that their computer system had surplus capacity to support additional commercial sales....   [tags: Business Financial Analysis] 1279 words
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Commonality In Blake's The Little Black Boy and Soyinka's Telephone Conversation - Separated by centuries, races, national identities, and countless literary movements, the English poet and artist William Blake and Nigerian poet and playwright Wole Soyinka still find commonality in their writings. They have somewhat of a thematic overlap; both Blake and Soyinka address a question of race in their poems “The Little Black Boy” and “Telephone Conversation,” respectively. The former details the story of an African child who comes to the profound realization that only after death can different races of humans be equalized....   [tags: William Blake, Wole Soyinka, Analysis]
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The Evolution of the Telephone - ... This means that people can use their phones when a computer is not around. The mobile Web has become better over the years because of the newer phones. Smartphones can harness web pages better than the old school phones, which makes them more obsolete. “At first, Web browsing tended to occur at a desk in an office, where a wire could reach a PC” said by (Jung) Smartphones allow more web browsing, video watching and reading web pages. Smartphones tend to have bigger and better-quality screens than the old school phones....   [tags: smartphones, mobile phone technolgy] 692 words
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The Commercial Use of Mobile Telephones - The Commercial Use of Mobile Telephones Around the 1980’s mobile telephones started showing up for commercial use. They were analog style, cumbersome and expensive to purchase. In the 1990’s digital technology was born and mobile phones became readily available to everyone and less expensive than the previous ten years. By 1998 over 30% of the world population within the areas of Europe, Asia, and North America had mobile telephones. With this type of usage of mobile telephones, Mobile Telephone Network plc (MTN) was born in 1993 attempting to earn their share in the South Africa market for mobile telephones....   [tags: Telephones Communication Technology Essays] 3511 words
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China's Move to Prevent Internet Telephone Services - Article Summary The popularity of computer-to-telephone call services is expanding at a phenomenal rate, threatening traditional phone companies' profits. Skype, a European based telephony company that offers this service is amongst the leaders in the field and has formed a joint venture with a Chinese company with the hopes of being able to capitalize on this emerging market. However, the telecom companies in mainland China are aggressively pursuing the systematic removal of these types of services....   [tags: Telecommunications VoIP Skype] 1344 words
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Paul Cronan and New England Telephone Company - 1. Identification of the “critical or relevant facts” from the case” Paul Cronan was working for New England Telephone Company while diagnosed with ARC – Aids Related Complex and started showing symptoms of AIDS. His supervisors started to get concern with his job performance and health due to his very poor attendance, and the increased amount of absences. During spring 1985, Paul had requested permission on two different days to leave work due to a doctor’s appointment. Paul’s supervisor Charles O’Brian refused to grant him permission a third time, unless he informs him on the reason for the appointment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1111 words
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