Melville Bell

VISIBLE SPEECH ANNOUNCEMENT! i’d accidentally erased the email I’d sent when I realized that the reason Alexander Graham Bell’s father is always lauded for the Visible Speech is that that’s what had led to the “binary system” and then to computers, these. That’s even more important than I can describe. I guess I’ll have to stick this down in the Bell file below., but that’s what the big deal about his father is only no one goes into details on why his father is such a great guy.

Detail from Bell’s notebook on getting the first transmission through to Watson.