Mark Twain was once asked to record a Christmas message on an early gramophone. This is what he said, "It is my heart-warm and
world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us, the high, the low, the rich, the poor, and admired, the despised, the
loved, the hated, the civilized, the savage--every man and woman of us all throughout the whole earth--may eventually be gathered
in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss, except the inventor of the telephone."
Bits and Pieces, December 1991, p. 13.