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I urge all makers and hackers to visit the Alexander Graham Bell museum, in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.
First, Baddeck and Nova Scotia is just beautiful and the Canadian dollar is low. 😉
Second, they have Bell artifacts there direct from the Bell estate just down the road. On the White Glove tour, we got to actually touch some of these models and see a little bit into Bell’s mind.
Bell is under-rated as a scientist and engineer, and that’s saying something. He was far more prolific than one might think. He helped pioneer data transmission via light. Yes! That long ago!
Go check it out. Seriously.