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Prisons, Phones, and Profit


Prisons, Phones, and Profit

Christopher Brauchli

When at last this little instrument appeared, consisting, as it does, of parts every one of which is familiar to us, and capable of being put together by an amateur, the disappointment arising from its humble appearance was only partially relieved on finding that it was really able to talk.
— James Clerk Maxwell, The Telephone [1878]


It would seem more intelligent to charge less and have many customers using the service frequently, than charging so much people back off from using it.


That would require corporate officers with conscience, and I'm not sure any of those actually exist.

This story is an example of another corporate ripoff, and the way justice is denied by corporate profits.