Saturday, October 1

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The Other Guy l Technology takes a bath | Columnists
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The Other Guy l Technology takes a bath | Columnists

With the Candidate Forum firmly in the rearview mirror, the beginning of school rapidly approaching and the Primary Election right around the corner, the kids and I knew a brief getaway was in order.In typical Bryan family fashion, we took a jet-setting mini-vacation to Orlando. It wasn’t really jet-setting since it was a last-minute decision and we went by car.In today’s tech-savvy society, planning and executing a last-minute trip is a lot easier than it was when I was a child. Mini-getaways took months of planning for my parents. Get more from the Citrus County Chronicle ...
‘Telephone entertainment’ event marked device’s use in Omaha in 1877 | History
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‘Telephone entertainment’ event marked device’s use in Omaha in 1877 | History

Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald Alexander Graham Bell’s invention came to Omaha in April 1877, once Union Pacific telegraph superintendent J.J. Dickey ordered the city’s first set of phones.The Omaha Daily Bee reported he was to give “an exhibition of its powers.” To assist him was to be Louis H. Korty, another executive in the telegraph department.The first report of a phone call was the week before Christmas in 1877. Army officers and some of Omaha’s elite were treated to three hours of “telephone entertainment” at the home of Gen. George Crook at 18th and Davenport Streets. A special wire ran from Dickey’s phone set up in Crook’s parlor to the barracks office of the post commandant. The program was vocal and instrumental music. The bugle was heard t...