An Open Letter to Alexander Graham Bell

The dashing Alexander Graham Bell

Dear Alexander Graham Bell,

I just wanted to let you know that I am less than impressed with your “greatest invention” because most of the problems in our world all stem from it.


Was it so bad that people had to put work and effort into courting a member of the opposite sex, maintaining friendships, or sharing information?  Was it really bad for us to have to wait for a response filled with beautiful words and lovely penmanship signed with a person’s actual name instead of getting a “Wats up?” (yes, spelled that way) or “K” in a text message?

I understand that your intention was to give us the immediate gratification of speaking with and hearing the voice of someone who was important to us.  But, you know people.  You know we couldn’t just leave it at that.  That kind of technology was bound to be changed and all the good it was meant to bring would be tossed aside so that people could use it for their own convenience and selfish purposes. Read More