National Geographic : 1969 Jan
We asked Mr. K. Isomura, president of Panasonic, Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, about his first impressions of this country: "It has been four years, but I can still remem ber my amazement the first day I arrived in your country to find, at my company's reception desk, only one girl handling almost 150 telephone lines. And now, as I understand it, besides voice, your telephone system is being used to carry computer and other information quickly around the country. You Americans do not realize how advanced your telephone technology is." In most countries, a phone is just a phone. Over our telephone network, people talk, machines talk, pictures go back and forth. Anything goes-instantly-anywhere, anytime.