On Live Journal I found this wonderful, insightful and delightfully funny essay on evolution of voice as a communications tool. This is a piece unlike any I have read, and takes us from the Bell, the inventor not the monoply to the VoIP today.
“It occures to me, that regardless of how far we’ve all gone with technology, and regardless of the fact that I can call any place in the world for as little as 3 cents a minute, there are still those on this planet who cannot feed themselves, let alone use the Internet to write idle thoughts on some journal. That, my friends, is the real ball and chain of our lives. Our collective ignorance.”