An Apparatus For Signaling by Musical Notes

Many, many moons ago, some American friends of mine flew into Budapest, Hungary where I met them for a brief tour before we all went to Romania. My friends did not speak a single word of the Hungarian language but nonetheless did comprehend the word telefon written on a billboard. It’s the same word in nearly every language because it comes from the American English … Continue reading An Apparatus For Signaling by Musical Notes

Let’s Talk About Telephones

A few years ago, the government re-arranged telephone numbers in this country to make them a lot simpler to use. Nonetheless, it can sometimes be confusing. To understand, let’s look at a real telephone number, that of the mayor of Cluj, the city where I live: +40 264.592.301 To begin with, the +40 is Romania’s country code, so this phone number has been written in … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Telephones