National Geographic : 1913 Feb
The Telescope of Speech The astronomer, by the power of his telescope, becomes a reporter of the movements of a hundred worlds greater than ours, and the student of celestial activities millions of miles away. He points his instrument at any spot in the heavens, and his sight goes rushing through space to dis cover and inspect a star hitherto unknown. Up to the power of his lenses, his vision sweeps the universe. As the telescope may be focused upon any star, so the telephone may be focused upon any person within the range of its carrying power. Your voice may be directed any where in the Bell System, and it will be carried across country at light ning speed, to be recognized and answered. The telescope is for a very limited class, the astronomers. The telephone is for everyone. At the telescope you may see, but cannot be seen. At the telephone you may speak and be spoken to, you may hear and be heard. By means of the Bell System this responsive ser vice is extended to the whole nation. AMERICAN One Policy TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH AND ASSOCIATED COMPANIES One System COMPANY Universal Service "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."