The history behind the Telephone World
website and why the webmaster decided to have a website devoted to the
Telephone in the first place.
The Telephone World
website has been in existence in one form or another since 1997. The
goal of Telephone World is to have a collection of various aspects of
the telephone – the telephones themselves, telephone switching
equipment, the central office buildings, and of course sounds from the
telephone. We wish to share what we have with people who appreciate
the telephone – the strange and mysterious instrument that has been a
part of our lives for well over 100 years. We appreciate visitors from
all over the world, whether they’re present or former telephone
employees, or just casual users of the telephone.
The site’s beginnings originated from the webmaster’s own experience
and appreciation for the telephone since childhood. A lot of
technological advancements have occurred from the 1970s when the
webmaster was a young child to present day as an adult who appreciates
the past, present and future. The days of old step by step and
crossbar equipment have given way to the digital switch, cellular and
Voice over IP. The technologies may have changed, but the concept
still remains the same.
This is a hobby website devoted to the history of the telephone as
well as present-day technological advancements. This website is not
about “phreaking” or doing things you should not do with the
telephone. Please do not do anything illegal or immoral. If you do,
you’re on your own.
So sit back and enjoy the various pages of the website. Feel free to
send a comment if you have a question or wish to contribute to the
contents of the website. Keep in mind that any contributions become
the property of this website.
Thanks and enjoy!
The TW webmaster.
Copyright 2008 Telephone World
Page last modified December 19, 2008
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