Dialed in on the history of the telephone


Standing there in the midst of a roadside swathe of red and yellow Indian blankets sweating as a jog ended, I slid my finger across the screen to stop the Nike Running app which disengaged the GPS as Green Day’s “Brain Stew” rumbled through the earphones – of my phone.
My phone!
I’ve seen two especially dramatic leaps in my 57-year lifetime – popular music and telephones. Naturally, technology has everything to do with juicing many more areas of life – cars, banking, the deep-frying of turkeys – but music and phones seem to have especially changed.


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