Category: Education

How Phones Work- The Basic Science Behind Telephones – THG Blog (1)


Before diving into the workings of the very earliest phones, let’s talk about how they work in general. After all, the phones of today work the same way as Bell’s and all the phones of yesteryear. Sure, the trappings are different; we use computers instead of operators, air instead of ... Read More
July 21, 2018THG Admin
How Cordless and Cell Phones Work- The Science Behind Untethered Telecommunications – THG Blog (1)


For decades the telephone became more and more popular until it became one of the center points of most everyone’s life. The telephone (and television) have become the standard way in which life is conducted, a focal point of everyone’s (and especially teenagers’) lives. And so, in an era of ... Read More
June 18, 2018THG Admin
How Long Distance Calls Work- Calling a Country Far, Far Away – THG Blog (1)


If you’ve been around long enough to truly remember the 1970s, or even the 1980s, and you made any sort of long distance calls overseas, you remember a time when such calls were a bit like being in a vast cave and shouting out into the darkness: You might get ... Read More
May 13, 2018THG Admin
A Time Before Phones- The Inventions Leading Up to the Telephone – THG Blog (1)


The development of all the bits and pieces of the telephone make for interesting reading all by themselves (or perhaps you haven’t yet read the other articles in this section!), but it is at least as interesting looking over the various inventions that lead up to the telephone—and finding out ... Read More
April 24, 2018THG Admin


Listen in has Jody Georgeson from the Telecommunications History Group explains why and how the 1908 Democratic National Convention made tech history. Interviewed by Francie Dudrey, Level 3 Communications.
March 16, 2018THG Admin
The Telephone Patent Follies- How the Invention of the Phone was Bell’s, and not Gray’s – THG Blog (1)


Patents can be nutty things. Designed to protect inventors (whether individual or business) in the same way that copyrights protect authors, US patents can be applied for for any number of items, ranging from the strange and unmarketable to the most basic and valuable. The owner of a patent is ... Read More
February 22, 2018THG Admin