Remember when you could hold a telephone conversation without having to allow a moment of time at the
end of a sentence before responding in order to keep from 'stepping on' the person on the other end? It
used to be only overseas phone calls or maybe communicating to astronauts on the moon suffered such
inconveniences, but talking to someone across town was like having a face-to-face discussion. More often
than not - or so at least it seems - there is a noticeable delay between the time someone actually stops
talking on the transmitter end and the time the audio stops at the receiver end. People who have never
known otherwise accommodate the delay with no perception of how good phone calls used to be.
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June 1946 Radio News
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
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Posted May 27, 2015