Neatorama Posts Tagged "telephone"
How the West Was Wired...

Alexander Graham Bell introduced the telephone in 1876, and before you know it, cities were bein...  ...entury, farmers had come to see many uses for the telephone : dealing with emergencies, getting weather report...  ...l isolation. Not surprisingly, they started rural telephone...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/06/12/How-the-West-Was-Wired/
Don't Panic: Why Technophobes Have Been Getting It Wrong Since Gutenberg...

Just about every time something new and different...  ...for our ancestors, too. People were afraid of the telephone until they got used to it. It was seen as a devic...  ...les Horton Cooley wrote a typical critique of the telephone ’s influence in his book Social Organization...  ...er apart. In his 1992...

https://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/29/Dont-Panic-Why-Technophobes-Have-Been-Getting-It-Wrong-Since-Gutenberg/
The Angels Have the Phone Box, But We Have the Firstcall...

With phone booths becoming a thing of the past, it's becoming harder and harder to have a private phone conversation outside of your own home. With the Firstcall though, you can ensure your phone calls are quiet from tho...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/05/01/The-Angels-Have-the-Phone-Box-But-We-Have-the-Firstcall/
Kids React to Rotary Phones...

[http://youtu.be/XkuirEweZvM] (YouTube link)Warning: this will make you feel ancient. Dial phones were replaced by push-button phones when these kids’ parents were children (although that wasn’t universal -re...

https://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/04/Kids-React-to-Rotary-Phones/
Human Societies Are Moving From a Patriarchy Back to a Matriarchy...

Evolutionary psychologist Robin...  ...ame) and colleagues analyzed 2 billion anonymized telephone calls and 500,000 text messages to arri...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/04/19/human-societies-are-moving-from-a-patriarchy-back-to-a-matriarchy/
The World’s First “Carphone”...

On March 21, 1920, the Sandusky Register reported on an astonishing invention in which W. W. Macfarlane, traveling in a car (driven by a chauffeur), held a conversation with his wife back at the garage -500 yards dow...

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/26/the-worlds-first-carphone/
no. 456 - @jamiedenbo...

~Illustrated by: Joanna Ong~ Came home to find an AT&T phonebook on my doorstep. Along with a boom box and an Apple Macintosh Classic. - @jamiedenbo...

https://www.neatorama.com/twaggies/2011/08/30/no-456-jamiedenbo/
10 Fascinating Facts About Phone Numbers...

On the one hand, it's just a number. On the other hand, there is a history and a system behind phone numbers that you might not know about. Like, why did they start using numbers in the first place? In the early days of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/12/10-fascinating-facts-about-phone-numbers/
Mark Twain Listens to a Woman on the Phone...

I recently read an NPR piece about the book Annoyi...  ...unication. I consider that a conversation by telephone —when you are simply sitting by and not taking a...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/06/07/mark-twain-listens-to-a-woman-on-the-phone/
Robin Williams in 1977 Phone Ad...

Before Robin Williams got his breakout role as Mork from Ork, he starred in this wonderful ad for Illinois Bell. Take a look: Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] - via Laughing Squid...

https://www.neatorama.com/2011/03/28/robin-williams-in-1977-phone-ad/




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