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rlands June 30th, 2013 8:39pm

Which had more of an impact on how our society got to where it is today: the computer or the telephone?

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baskins The Foothills
07/01/13 8:00 am

Being that computers ie. the Internet started on a phone line, telephone.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
06/30/13 7:46 pm

You gotta walk before you can run... Telephone

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suppressedID Honor RBGs Wish
06/30/13 6:55 pm

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.

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Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
06/30/13 5:34 pm

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?

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
06/30/13 7:47 pm

You mean Alexander graham bell...

Nukimo NC Dreaming of Far Away
06/30/13 11:12 pm

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!

tmacsurprise no pictures just numbers
06/30/13 4:21 pm

It was the land line that enabled the Internet to explode. Internet killed the telephone star.

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Keldeo Laverre City
06/30/13 3:12 pm

The computer today, but technology really helps the country grow.

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rlands
06/30/13 3:10 pm

I was thinking about putting that as an option too. But I figure these are more directly comparable.

deathvalley Chicago native
06/30/13 1:50 pm

The phone for sure... Who knew today we'd be walking around with little computers in our pockets!

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rlands
06/30/13 1:46 pm

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.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/30/13 2:56 pm

That... Exactly that. (:

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
06/30/13 1:46 pm

Without the telephone we would have never had the computer

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
06/30/13 7:49 pm

That dial up sound reminds me of my childhood...

zuko on deck
06/30/13 8:18 pm

I agree. The computer stands on the telephone's shoulders.