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paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Mark Twain, bless him, thought the telephone was a terrible invention, even though (or maybe because?) he was one of the people to get one for his home. Jaded, he quipped:

"If Bell had invented a muffler or gag, he would have done a real service. The human voice carries entirely too far as it is. Here we have been hollering 'shut up' to our neighbors for centuries, and now you fellows come along and seek to complicate matters".


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