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Answering Machine

You may recall from your 6th grade science class that the first telephone was invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell. However, you may be surprised to learn that the first answering machine, called the Telegraphone, was created shortly after in 1898 by a man named Valdemar Poulsen. The Telegraphone was very…

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Call Center History

The first call center was founded in 1957, operating under the name Life Circulation Co. and owned by Time Inc. Established to increase LIFE magazine subscriptions, it was the forerunner to today’s modern call centers, and business communications have advanced significantly since then. Before computers, communication was possible via giant switchboards called…

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