The Sebir That Bred The Telephone

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Improve long-distance communication between people


At its normal volume, the sound of human speech did not carry very far


Distance communication between people was finally achieved through developing a telephone receiver that contained a vibrating metal diaphragm People could now communicate over a distance because the sound volume of their speech was amplified by the telephone receiver that acted as a human ear

Breeding Comment

Generalizing from a specific observation or experience and then specializing from there to a specific application in a different setting is the secret behind idea breeding. Alexander Graham Bell associated more broadly from the capability of the human ear to vibrate to hear local sound and, in so doing, was able to breed a vibrating metal diaphragm that could hear remote human speech

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Historic Impact

Being alert to the increasing needs of people can be the trigger for an innovative solution. As a result of the endeavors of Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone was invented

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