Alexander Graham Bell's 130-year-old record collection has been…

In the 1880s, Alexander Graham Bell and his associates at Washington, DC's Volta Laboratory experimented with different methods of audio recording. These 19th century audio engineers immortalized snippets of nursery rhymes and a Shakespearean soliloquy to wax discs. » 3/28/12 6:45am 3/28/12 6:45am

The Romantic Shenanigans of Alexander Graham Bell

The ostensible topic of Seth Shulman's new book, The Telephone Gambit, is how Alexander Graham Bell cheated his way into owning the phone patent. Apparently Bell copied research from his chief rival for the lucrative patent, Elisha Gray. This revelation isn't particularly stunning in our era of patent litigation and… » 1/03/08 7:20am 1/03/08 7:20am