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When the Senate Tried To Ban Dial Telephones

September 22nd, 2010 09:21 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “With the Senate now looking to have the government block access to websites it deems to be bad (which seems to be called “censorship” in other countries), it’s worth pointing out that the Senate doesn’t exactly have a good track record when it comes to deciding what technologies to ban. Back in 1930, some Senators came close to banning the dial telephone, because they felt that it was wrong that they had to do the labor themselves, rather than an operator at the other end.”

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