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1.Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in
2.Nowadays, though, we increasingly use Bell’s invention for emails, faxes and the internet rather than
3.The modern mobile phone is a more complex version of the
4.However, 1940s technology was still quite primitive, and the “telephones” were enormous boxes which had to be transported
5. cheaper handsets and cheaper calling rates meant that, almost overnight, it seemed that everyone had a mobile phone.
6. before it, the text message has altered the way we write in English, bringing more abbreviations and a more lax approach to language construction.
7. would be amazed if he could see how far the science of telephony has progressed in less than 150 years.
Alexander Graham Bell