Adventures at the Smithsonian

Last week I went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Museum of American History.  Hal Wallace, the Smithsonian’s Associate Curator of Electronics and Electricity, was my guide.  Hal showed me a number of fascinating devices that professional eavesdroppers have used since the mid-1800s. Here are two pocket wiretaps from the 1860s, each no biggerContinue reading “Adventures at the Smithsonian”