"Hello Central?"

"Hello Central" - "Hello Central?"

Gender, Technology, and Culture in the Formation of Telephone Systems

eBook - 1991
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Traces how the first telephone operators co-opted the new technology from the small circle of businessmen it was designed for, by demonstrating its potential market for domestic and personal communication, thus convincing the phone company to change its strategy. Focusing on the Canadian system 1878-1920, Martin (communications, U. of Quebec) shows how women shaped the cultural impact of the telephone. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Publisher: Montrâeal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, Ă1991
ISBN: 9780773562868
Characteristics: 1 online resource (219 pages) : illustrations


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