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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Surfnetkids Elmo DVD Sweepstakes
3. Weekly Topic: Alexander Graham Bell
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management<br
#1. February 21, 2007
Last week I was totally whipped by a case of bronchitis. And even though I am still barking like a dog, today is the first day in eight that I feel better.
I hope your virus protection is up-to-date, because what I had was nasty!
(Okay.. that was a bit of nerd humor. … not very funny, I know … but I mean well! )
Hope yours was better than mine.
Did you participate in any of our recent polls? Here’s a roundup of recent results:
1) 38% of readers did yawn after watching the yawning video.
2) My daughter named our kitten “Snookums” even though it was the least favorite name among my readers.
3) My bookmarking project is still in development (but getting really close.) You can still tell me about your bookmarking habits by filling out the survey (or posting a comment):
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Alexander Graham Bell
by Barbara J. Feldman
Alexander Graham Bell Printable (** for premium members only)
Alexander Graham Bell was born March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. March is also the
anniversary of his most famous invention: the telephone. In 1875, after receiving a patent for
the transmission of multiple telegraph signals on a single wire, Bell and his assistant Thomas
Watson, set out to invent the telephone. Success came on March 10, 1876.
American Experience: The Telephone: More About Bell
This PBS site tells the amazing story of Bell’s prodigious talents and the empire he created.
At the age of fourteen, Bell “was mesmerized by a demonstration of Sir Charles Wheatstone’s
speaking machine” he saw in London. Upon their return to Edinburgh, Bell and his older brother
successfully created a model of their own: a facsimile mouth, throat, nose, maneuverable tongue,
and bellow lungs that produced human-like sounds.
AT&T History: Inventing the Telephone
>From the corporate annals of AT&T, this page offers a brief biography of Bell and a short
history of his famous invention. After the patent filing of February 14, 1876, Bell returned to his
labs in Boston and continued his work on the telephone. The next summer, Bell and his backers
created the Bell Telephone Company (the predecessor of today’s AT&T.) The very first
customers were typically businessmen who wanted a phone line to connect their home and their
CBC.com: Ten Greatest Canadians: Alexander Graham Bell
Nominated in 2004 as one of Canada’s favorite sons, Bell moved to Canada at the age of twenty-
three, then to Boston a few years later. This page tells Bell’s story, with emphasis on the time he
spent in Canada. After creating the Bell Telephone Company, Bell built a summer home called
Beinn Bhreagh in Nova Scotia, because the landscape reminded him of his childhood in
Scotland. “Free from financial constraints, he devoted the remainder of his life to inventing, and
many of his most inspired creations were developed at Beinn Bhreagh.”
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#5. Note from a Reader
This was a great Valentine’s issue! Everything was great! It would have been of much greater help to have had this issue 7-10 days earlier! Maybe next year!
Yes, Bee. I got the idea rather late for that issue, and I ended up just squeezing it on the fourteenth! But many readers wrote me to let me know that I should have been a little bit earlier on that one.
P.S. Bee dropped me that note on my Guestbook, which is open 24/7 for your comments, feedback and ideas:
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#6. Quote of the Week
“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” ~~ Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) American playwright
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