Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Wireless- kind of a shaky investment back in 1908

Just a quick morning post. Here's a song from the early 1900s that touted the success of radio (i.e. wireless):

Then "Hello! Hello!" on the wireless phone.
The good old radio.
It is working fine all along the line
From Chicago to Buffalo.
Oh! you cannot guess what a great success
Is the wonderful radio wireless telephone.

One of Tom Lewis's comments from Empire of the Air about radio's legacy:
"Researchers will leave each of these collections [which Lewis used for his research] wondering why Americans seem so antihistorical, so willfully amnesic, about this rich chapter of the past" (364).

Back to more radio and recordings...Signing off.


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