E.H. HALL Jr., "Letter", 
Electrical Review, 21 September 1889
 

 

Voir article Graham Bell

  

E.H. Hall Jr. était le vice-président, de AT&T, la filiale de American Bell pour les communications longues distance. Ce texte, cité par Burns, est, à notre connaissance, le premier texte d'un dirigeant d'une grande entreprise de télécommunication relatif à l'hypothèse de la vision à distance.

 

 

"We all appreciate the advantage of speaking face to face above all other methods of communicating thought because ideas are then conveyed in three ways - by the words, by the tone and by the expression and the manner of the speaker. Untill Bell invented the telephone only the first method was available - first by letter and latter by the rapid letter - the telegram. It is perhaps fair to say that we obtain our impressions from all three of those things in equal proportions. I would not set bounds to the possibilities of inventive genius. Some day we may see as well as hear our distant friends when we communicate with them by the telephone."

Le roman Het televisie experiment de Bert 

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