Just wanted to write an extremely belated thank you.
Not only did your research into hearing devices lead to the invention of the telephone...
but you were also one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society.
Either one of those alone would have been enough for my gratitude, but both? That makes you extra cool. You not only made instant communication possible over vast distances, but National Geographic has provided millions of people with inspiration, education, and truly amazing photography, films, and articles over many, many years. Plus you have awesome hair.
So, thanks. I know it wasn't for me, but I benefit from your hard work every day of my life.