Quote for Sept. 16, 2010: Sir William Preece, 1878

Quote for Sept. 16, 2010: Sir William Preece, 1878

"The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." -- Sir William Preece, Chief Engineer, British Post Office, 1878.

As part of coverage of Climate Week NYºC 2010, GreenBiz.com will feature contemporary and historic quotes throughout the event.

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Photo illustration below courtesy of The Climate Group.

Photo Illustration for Preece Quote

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