. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
I bet half the kids today wouldn't know how to use it to make a call.
I miss them old phones, too. They still worked when the power went out...most of the time that is.
2012 Diamondback Podium 2 - Ready for spring! :D
1995 Specialized Rockhopper Rigid - SS converted!
For some reason I would feel at home with that ...
The method even works with some (but not very many) electronic phones. Just hit the switch hook or the flash button. On most phones, the response isn't quick enough -- this is particularly the case when using the flash button.
We had a rotary phone until I was about 10. I used to think number pad phones were so awesome
I'm a Luddite. Better stick a cord in that thing.
My grandmother still has a rotary phone, and my two year old knows how to use it!
That is the worst PhotoShop ever, by the way....
We also had a rotary phone well into the 90's, and one of the similar AT&T touch tone phones even longer. Those things were incredibly durable. Ours fell 4 feet from the TV to the hardwood floor every time someone tried to stretch the cord to the next room while talking. It took probably hundreds of hits over the 15+ years of its life.
During my brief period as a telecom tech, I found a company still making them - not for nostalgia's sake, but for abusive environments. $200 a piece!