June 10, 2016 AT 12:33 pm

‘Idealized Design’ in Bell Labs History Brought Us Many of the Telephone’s Advancements

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A fun animation video that explains how a moment in the history of Bell Labs and a shift in thinking with their engineers and designers lead to many of the developments for modern telephones, including voicemail, call waiting & forwarding, speaker phone function, and eventually mobile phones themselves:

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