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Brighter telephone tweets


I wondered how it might be possible to reproduce an article in a modern format (in this case attracting the readership of my family) while retaining as much of the original format as possible. The idea of breaking the article into ‘tweets’ seemed to be one possibility.

I then discovered Historical Tweets on line. However, this was not quite what I had in mind, which was to turn articles, play extracts, poems, even Hansard, into ‘tweets’.

While browsing through the January 4 (1922) edition of the Punch or the London Charivari, an article with the title  A Brighter Telephone caught my attention. An amusing take on the actual application of what was (then) modern gramophone technology and quite prescient. Old articles, well those that I’m sure my children and grandchildren would regard as ‘old’, are written in what is seen as an ‘old-fashioned style’ and  A Brighter Telephone was written nearly one hundred years ago. Read more of this post

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