Mr. Watson and spatiality

1876: Speaking through the instrument to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson, in the next room, Bell utters these famous first words, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you". 1915: the replication of the very same venerable lines at AT&T (as described in "Engines of Tomorrow: How the World's Best Companies are Using Their Research Labs to Win the Future" (Robert Buderi)): "Mr Watson, come here, please, I want you!" (uttered in New York) "It would take a week to get there now," came the reply from California