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Opera Tackles Coping With Ubiquitous Telephones…In 1947?

a woman on an early telephone
People ignoring their companions to talk to someone else on the phone is an issue as old as the telephone itself.
6, 2011

A couple sits at a restaurant table eating dinner and chatting…not with each other, but each with someone else on a cellphone. Does anyone really speak to the person next to them anymore? Composer Gian Carlo Menotti addressed this issue…in 1947!