The Saucer That Changed the World
25 years ago, Polycom created its iconic SoundStation conference saucer and the world a little easier to hear.
Unfortunately, I had a few challenges with the video technology (a bit ironic really, but the conference was not hosted by Polycom). I had to get a little creative in the editing process.
“Through these and other objects, the museum tells the story of business communications from Alexander Graham Bell’s original telephone to modern conferencing technology,” said Harold Wallace, curator of the museum’s electricity collections.
The Polycom artifacts join the more than 25,000 objects in the Electricity Collections. The collection documents and preserves the history of electrical science and electrical technologies that are the foundation of the modern world.
Related: See my interview with Polycom CEO Mary McDowell.