On March 3, 1847, Alexander Graham Bell was born. Twenty-nine years and four days later, he patented1 the telephone.
Bell’s famous invention came from years of working with the deaf and hearing-impaired. But despite its success, he refused to have one in his study, as he found it an intrusion on his scientific studies.
Though the telephone has evolved and given use plenty of new innovations, it has also led to these hideous things.
1. patent #174.465 ↩