Which had more of an impact on how our society got to where it is today: the computer or the telephone?
Being that computers ie. the Internet started on a phone line, telephone.
You gotta walk before you can run... Telephone
An avalanche is an avalanche. Which is more important, what's starts it, or how big it is at the bottom? Can't do one without the other.
When I saw 63% said computer I thought, WTF?! I'm gettin, too old. Started losing confidence in my fellow SOH's. Then I saw your comments. What a sigh of relief! Thanks for remembering the old telephone land line laid the groundwork. Tom Edison who?
You mean Alexander graham bell...
You,re Absolutely Correct! Thanks for catching my "brain fart." I came back to see & cringed when I saw Edison. Thanks again. You stopped my old history teacher from rolling in his grave!
It was the land line that enabled the Internet to explode. Internet killed the telephone star.
The computer today, but technology really helps the country grow.
How about the car?
I was thinking about putting that as an option too. But I figure these are more directly comparable.
The phone for sure... Who knew today we'd be walking around with little computers in our pockets!
I feel like the telephone laid the groundwork for instant communication over vast distances. The computer is spectacular technology, of course, but I think it all started with phones.
That... Exactly that. (:
Without the telephone we would have never had the computer
Right! I agree.
That dial up sound reminds me of my childhood...
I agree. The computer stands on the telephone's shoulders.