Saturday, November 6, 2010

My dear Watson in Boston

Directly across from the boycotted Hyatt in Boston where APPAM is meeting is the following noteworthy marker:
Bell's journal, now at the Library of Congress, contains the following entry for March 10, 1876:
I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here -- I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said. ... 
Watson's journal, however, says the famous quote was: "Mr. Watson come here I want you."  Read More 
Not much of a difference. From a job market perspective, what a difference between a school that merely wants to see me and one that wants me!

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