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March 01, 2007

The Museum of Lost Interactions

Killerimage_acoustograph Did you know that  Richophone, invented in 1901, was a "multi-player based game found in prestigious hotels and cafe's in and around London. The game was played from special Richophone booths, where players connected to the game through a system of telephones. The prizes to be won were very generous."

Neither did I, but the Museum of Lost Interactions has an interesting collection of forgotten items all the way from the beginning of the 20th century. In addition to the multi-player game, there's Acoustograph, used to request musical compositions down telegraph wire. Sounds like Napster or iTunes, doesn't it. This one was invented in 1925.

Now, I find it difficult to believe these are real. It sounds too much like a April's Fool, but then they say that reality is weirder than fiction. You make your own mind up.

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Em

it's all faked! don't believe everything you read...

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Em

it's all faked! don't believe everything you read...

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