March 08, 2004

PhoneCon 1876

WELCOME TO PhoneCon, 1876!

Please join us at the second annual PhoneCon conference in Boston, April 18-22, where we'll be bringing together some of the smartest minds from across the Harbor to talk about talking on the Telephone.

As you know, the emerging power of the Telephone as a tool to shape democracy, our flour and cotton mills, and our understanding of Rhode Islanders, is just beginning to be understood. That's why it's so important for telephoners to get together in person to talk about talking on the phone.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

-Do you have a telephone?
-Do you talk on your phone regularly?
-Do you wonder where the telephone's headed?

Then PhoneCon is for you.

Please note, this is a user's conference. Its focus is on people who use phones. It will address my invention only as my invention plays a role in letting people talk to one another over the telephone.

We hope you enjoy some of the exciting sessions we already have planned. The cost of PhoneCon is free. So get on your horse, put some Paul Revere in your giddeyup, and hurry on over to Boston.

--Alexander Graham Winer


KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Tilden for America -- How the Telephone Will Affect the Hayes-Tilden Presidential Campaign of 1876. Keynote Speaker: M. SO. Trippy.

CONFERENCE OUTLINE

More tracks are being added every day. Here's what we have so far...

Track 1 - We Got Phone - How Telephones Are Changing Our Culture -- Rebecca Sweatn Tears

Track 2 - The Telephone and God -- AKMABCD

Track 3 - Telephones in Business and Schools: Hello? -- David Weinsausage

Track 4 - Social Phoning: Use the Phone to Call Others -- Ross Mayforrest

Track 5 - The Phone and Emerging Democracy -- Joi Neato

Track 6 - It's All One Big Game -- Stewart Buttercup

Track 7 - PHOAPH - Phone of a Phone -- Marc Gallop

Track 8 - Alpha Males: Don't Wait for the Phone to Ring, Baby -- Hally Sue

Track 9 - Hey, Let's start a Revolution! -- Chris Rock

THIS YEAR WILL BE EVEN BETTER THAN LAST YEAR'S EXCITING GATHERING!

Last year, at PhoneCon 1875, there was no phone. I hadn't invented it yet. But we were already thinking about the phone. One exciting panel demonstrated a prototype telephone and discussed its implications on the future of our nation and the world. The demonstration transcript is provided here:

Bob: Hello?

Tom: Hello?

Bob: HELLO?

Tom: Huh?

Bob: Can ya hear me?

Tom: Pardon?

Bob: Can ya hear me?

Tom: Eh?

Bob: NOW can you hear me?

Tom: YES! YES!

Bob: YES!

Tom: Hi.

Bob: Hi.

Tom: We're talkin.

Bob: Yep.

Tom: My voice is coming out of my mouth and goin' across this here wire to your ear.

Bob: Yep. My voice is coming out of my mouth and goin' across this here wire to your ear.

Tom: What'd ya know. We're talkin.

Bob: I reckon.

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PhoneCon: RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!!!




[[inspired by RB.]]

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