perplexed by older technology..

a dial telephone? Remember those?

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/watch-2-adorably-clueless-teens-17-baffled-by-a-rotary-phone

should have watched…

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Author: G.D.

I'm from Pensyltucky. Can trace my ancestry directly to whom the present day national anthem of Poland is written about. Presently repair slot machines at a casino.

5 thoughts on “perplexed by older technology..”

  1. Everyone gets confused by different interfaces. It takes some getting use to. A rotary dial seems so strange to people used to buttons and tones.

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  2. “Oh” dear…

    “The letter ‘Oh’ or the numeral ‘Oh’ ”.

    Imagine how much confusion that caused over the years.

    “WOrth four, nine nine seven oh”.

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  3. Anybody remember the Anti-Digit Dialing League?  Linguist (and future U.S. Senator) S. I. Hayakawa was a stalwart of the movement.

    Here is “Mr. Digit and the Battle of Bubbling Brook” from 1961.

    When I moved to Switzerland in 1991, my phone number was “51 5x xx” (“x” for privacy).  Now it is “032 751 5x xx”.   This is called “progress”.

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  4. John Walker:
    When I moved to Switzerland in 1991, my phone number was “51 5x xx” (“x” for privacy). Now it is “032 751 5x xx”. This is called “progress”.

    With triple-Xs, of course you need privacy.

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  5. Phil Turmel:

    John Walker:
    When I moved to Switzerland in 1991, my phone number was “51 5x xx” (“x” for privacy). Now it is “032 751 5x xx”. This is called “progress”.

    With triple-Xs, of course you need privacy.

    This puts a new spin on the game of Telephone.

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