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Did you know that it's debatable who invented the telephone? Several people may have been first, and although only a matter of hours separated the filing of patents for the telephone between Elisha Gray (first) and Alexander Graham Bell (second) on the 14th of February, 1876, Bell had physically created a transmitter while Elisha's prototype was still in the works. Despite losing this particular race, Gray kept inventing his entire life and developed...
Examines the life of Walter Shaw, a telecommunications inventor who, prevented by corporate greed and government corruption from achieving success through obtaining the patents that he deserved, allowed himself to be exploited by the mafia, who had use for his inventions, and whose decline contributed to his son's turning to a life of crime as a jewel thief.
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