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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Racism in Amistad, To Kill a Mocking Bird, and Telephone Conversation - The texts To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka explore the issue of racism. These three texts focus on prejudice, discrimination, bias, behaviour and attitude revolving around the issue of discrimination because of the coulour of ones skin and the cultural and social attitudes past on from one generation to another. Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel set in the southern states of the USA in the 1930’s, a time that is “Post Abolitionist”, however a time where the culture and social structure is still entrenched with racist attitudes and laws....   [tags: essays research papers] 1792 words
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Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me - Prejudice in Telephone Conversation and Dinner Guest-Me In the two poems, ‘Telephone Conversation’ and ‘Dinner Guest-Me,’ each poet uses their poetry as a means of confronting and challenging prejudice. In ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka, a phone conversation takes place between an African man and a very artificial lady about renting out a room. When the lady finds out he is African she becomes very prejudiced and racist towards him. ‘Dinner Guest-Me’ by Langston Hughes is about a black man going to a dinner party where he is the only coloured person there, like he is the ‘token black.’ Anger and a sense of humour are shown in both of the poems....   [tags: Wole Soyinka Langston Hughes Poetry Essays] 763 words
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The Horrors of Society Illustrated in ‘Telephone Conversation’ by Wole Soyinka and ‘Prayer Before Birth’ by Louis Macneice - ... We get the impression that society will make her into something she is not – it will ‘dragoon me into a lethal automaton’. In this metaphor the word ‘dragoon’ refers to being forced to do something. It was often used in the past when people were forced into the military, and so it makes me think that she will be forced to be violent. This is supported by the world ‘lethal’. An automaton cannot think for itself, and so she is scared that society will take away her decision making facilities. Each stanza starts off wide, before narrowing to a point – it is like her personality, her true self is being squeezed out by society....   [tags: desperation, emotions, poetry] 1077 words
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Comparing Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka - Comparing Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka Works Cited Missing The poems I have studied are 'Sonny's Lettah' by Linton Kwesi Johnson who is West Indian and 'Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka. The theme of both of the poems is based on racism. The language used in both of the poems is Standard English, dialect, onomatopoeia and symbolic....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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Cell Phones have become a Part of Everyday Life - ... Web. 25 February 2014. A pedestrian using a cell phone “leads to increased cognitive distraction, reduced situation awareness and increases in unsafe behavior” (Lamberg and Muratori). Due to being distracted in could interfere with muscle memory. A study was made where thirty-three participants would walk to a specific target without a phone. A week later participants were then assigned to walk, walk while texting, or to walk while having a phone conversation. Those who used a cell phone showed a change compared to those who didn’t use a cell phone while walking....   [tags: communication, conversation, texting] 1015 words
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Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow - Instant Messaging the Conversation of Tomorrow I can remember my first day here at Eastern Michigan University. I moved in all of my belongings, including the new computer my parents bought me to start off the new school year. After setting everything up in my room I hooked up the computer and signed on to my AOL Instant Messenger for the first time. I wanted a screen name that would some how reflect my personality and ended up with butterfly3742. The butterfly referring to my free spirit emerging from the cocoon of my parent’s home, and the 3742 was the last four digits of my brand new very own telephone number....   [tags: Computers Communication Essays]
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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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The Growing Usage of Public Switched Telephone Network for Non-Voice Applications - The Growing Usage of Public Switched Telephone Network for Non-Voice Applications The US Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), is very possibly the largest distributed system in existence. Most telephone switching networks does the same basic thing as the PSTN by going by a simple procedure: It basically connects point A to point B. Even though this seems like a very simple thing to do it is not always the easiest. The US PSTN requires some of the most complex computing systems in existence....   [tags: Papers] 354 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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The Internet and the Future of Language - ... Nevertheless the fact that the Netspeak displays the graphic and visual aspects, it is safe to say that the Netspeak has both speech and writing properties (Crystal 47). In sociolinguistic aspect, the Internet has created so-called a virtual community. It is true that the Internet is wired worldwide and at glance computer-mediated communication (CMC) seems to have overcome the limitations of physical environments, cultural differences and time-zones, but in reality virtual communities are relatively small-scale, restricting its membership based on solidarity and creating their own distinctive dialects....   [tags: communication, audio, visual, conversation]
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How Cell Phone Use has Become a Subculture - What would you do if you didn’t have your cellphone. A majority of today’s people would not even know what to do. Cellular phones are a part of almost everybody’s life and a major part of society today, but it never used to be like that. In the beginning phones was a way to communicate with other people when they called if they happened to be home or if people wanted to get in touch with you then, they had to leave a message with your office or on your answering machine. Most people do not stop to consider that cell phones are considered to be subculture and have changed our lives in many positive and negative ways....   [tags: communication, adolescents, conversation] 879 words
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College Students Dependency on Cell Phones - Missing Chart College Students Dependency on Cell Phones While walking to and from class on campus it is almost impossible to get to your destination with out seeing a fellow class mate using a cell phone in some way. Whether it is checking an email, texting, or calling a friend to engage in some sort of conversation usually consisting of very little substance. It is painfully obvious that college students have become so dependent on these portable devices that they could not carry out their day with them....   [tags: Cellular Telephone]
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When to Speak in a Conversation - Introduction A conversation necessarily requires multiple participants, and assuming all members have the right to speak, the act of turn-taking will take place. Schegloff and Sacks wrote that “two basic features of conversation are proposed to be: (1) at least, and no more than, one party speaks at a time in a single conversation; and (2) speaker change recurs” (1973:293), with the latter highlighting the ubiquity of turn-taking in spoken discourse. The first feature is rather idealistic, with overlaps frequent in everyday conversation, but it implies a sense of general cooperation, with participants typically allowing speakers to finish their turn before taking their own....   [tags: Conversation, Speaking, Communication]
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Banning Cell Phones while Driving - Cell phones have become a huge part of modern life.. Cell phones play a large role in our society from keeping track of the kids to calling for help in emergencies. As the popularity of cell phones increase, concerns over hazards and car accidents they cause has increased also. A law should be passed stating that all cell phone use be illegal while driving. Talking on a cell phone while trying to drive a car puts the driver, other drivers, and pedestrians in danger. The risk of a passenger, another driver, or a pedestrian being killed by a driver using a cell phone is 1.5 in a million per year....   [tags: Law Legal Cellular Telephone] 627 words
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Compare Two Articles in Terms of Their Use of Conversation Analysis - Introduction: Conversation Analysis (CA) was defined by Hutchby and Wooffitt (2008) as ‘the systematic analysis of the talk produced in everyday situations of human interaction: talk-in-interaction’ (p. 11). This suggests that only what is observed during an interaction, the talk produced will be taken into consideration in the data analysis done by conversation analysts. This view was echoed by many conversation analysts including ten Have (2006) who highlighted that CA focuses on ‘emic categories [which] are ‘discovered’ during [an] investigation’ (p....   [tags: Conversation Analysis (CA) ]
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A Conversation Overheard - A Conversation Overheard Laughing and crying. Like salt and pepper, peanut butter and jelly, they go together. Yeah, they do. Think about it. People laugh until they cry, some people laugh through their tears. And, after you finish either process, you usually feel better, am I right. Also, both laughing and crying are essential to survival in life. No one can successfully thrive and function without doing either of these things, laughing and crying. All that emotion kept inside, with no means of escape....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1390 words
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Interpersonal Communication Problems - Interpersonal Communication Problems Over the telephone my boss gives me an instruction. I hear it, give my recognition, hang up then realize that I am not clear on exactly what it is that I am to do. Something about the proper way to add up my hours is the basic message, but the way she has explained it is not clear to me. Yet. As far as she is concerned, every word she spoke, that is, the way she described her instructions, was perfectly spelled out. She sits in her office confident that her explanation is clear, while I sit behind my desk like some detective trying to solve this great mystery....   [tags: Communication Communicating Conversation] 811 words
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A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley - “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley The short-story “A Conversation with My Father”, by Grace Paley, combines several themes and the author uses the elements of abandonment, denial, irony, humor and foreshadowing, to bring this emotional story together. This story is mainly about the relationship between a parent and his child. The primary characters are a father, and his child. There is no mention of whether the child is his daughter or son. The tone of the story and the conversations made me believe that the old man has a daughter, and hence I will refer to the child as his daughter....   [tags: A Conversation with My Father by Grace Paley] 1000 words
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Comparative Analysis of Internet Telephony Gateways - Comparative Analysis of Internet Telephony Gateways IP telephony, while still relatively new, is poised to revolutionize corporate telecommunications by at last enabling users to haul voice and data traffic over a single wide area network. International Data Corporation, predicts that the Internet telephony market will grow from US $3.5 million in 1995, to US $560 million 1999. Meanwhile, Tarifica in the UK estimates that AT&T will to lose between US $620 million and US $950 million in international calls to the Internet by 2001....   [tags: Papers] 1674 words
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The Importance of the Telephone for Communicating - ... Important emails can be read by others who hack into the account or by lack of security features on the account. Important information may be shared with the wrong person because of this, something that generally does not happen with phone calls. But on the other hand using telephones have a disadvantage specially to those people who abuse it. These days marketing calls are being a head ache for everyone. We can encounter some anonymous threats, sexual abuses, helps terrorism and wasted of times for the teens....   [tags: message, medium, company, data, base] 1678 words
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Empathy in Tannen, Deborah. "Can't We Talk?, Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants.", and Turkle, Sherry. "The Flight from Conversation” - ... At the same time, men who habitually oppose others can adjust their style to opt for less confrontation.” (Tannen) Sherry Turkle news article, “A flight from conversation” explicates the way that social media is captivating “Face-to-Face” (turkle) conversations. In today’s domain, young individuals have developed with drifting away from discussions, therefore construction of the “face-to-face” discussions become more outdated. Young individuals have a tendency to put themselves keen to their personal world....   [tags: Conversation, Discussion, Talking]
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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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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 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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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 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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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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Types of Conversation - Question 1: Describe the situation and why the conversation will be a difficult one. This August, during my short vacation back home, I am planning to have a difficult conversation with a former fellow who I have known three years ago while I was serving in the Taiwanese Armed Forces. We were best friends at that time; however, due to a series of misunderstanding occurred in the last month of our service, we stopped talking to each other ever since and eventually became estranged. Now every time when I look back at our withering friendship, I cannot help but feel regret about it....   [tags: Communication, Misunderstanding] 1959 words
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Fluency in Conversation - The lesson that was observed was given to a group of adolescents around fourteen years old, with B1 and B2 level (Intermediate to Upper Intermediate). It aimed to practice the use of past and past perfect through conversation. The strategy was basically to encourage students to talk about their experiences during this academic year, therefore to make them produce language and to foster the use of complex grammatical structures. Regardless the complete fulfilment of the objective, the session was a useful opportunity for the learners to concentrate on fluency by taking away the stress of evaluation to which they are often exposed to....   [tags: Language] 1113 words
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Conversation Essay - “Can you believe that crazy girl Mom?”, asked Brenda. “Well she does love excitement and is willing to try anything like that.”, Explained her mom Bonnie. “ Yeah, but bungee jumping. I just can’t imagine myself doing something like that. But that’s probably why I love her so much. She’s always excited about something and somehow has the power to rub off on people.” Said Brenda. “Yeah she’s always excited about something new every time I see her. She’s just so cute when she plays with Molly, you know, Molly just loves all that attention Daralynn gives her....   [tags: Conversation Essays] 460 words
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Conversations of Thought - Conversations of Thought There are written and read conversations taking place this very moment. The written conversation is one that happens between me (ongoing thought- conversation) and what is written onto paper. The read conversation takes place when a person, other than me, picks up what I’ve written and reads it. Thought-conversation is going on in my writing to you today; there are some going on in collegiate assembly halls, and in the conscious minds of many. However, I cannot—nor can you at the moment—read (make believe you’re not reading this right now---oops, I’ve just Ong’ed you) or hear most of these arguments, debates, agreements, disagreements, assertions that carry on....   [tags: Conversating Thinking thoughts Essays]
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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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Our Conversation About the Bible - ... Levitical codes.) Christ is the perfection of God as a human being. The Bible is penultimate. But Christ is supreme. The Bible is not the object of our worship. Christ is. The difference is not trivial. Biblicism is a rival faith to Christianity. Furthermore, Biblicism is often a clever way of avoiding the witness of Christ to maintain the status quo. The highest view of Scripture is not the one that seeks to make an idol of the Bible (biblicism), but the one that allows the biblical text to exalt Christ as the living Word over all creation....   [tags: scripture, interpretation, chistian]
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