Recently, President Barack Obama disparaged President Rutherford B. Hayes, telling the lie that Hayes had been against new technology. Obama said Hayes had said of the telephone, " . . . who would want to use one?"
Actually, upon his first encounter with new invention, President Hayes said, "This is wonderful." Hayes was very interested in all kinds of new technology and was the first president to have a telephone installed in the White House.
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