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When We All Have Pocket Telephones (From England's Daily Mirror (January 23, 1923) (Original Post) demmiblue Jan 2021 OP
amazing! NJCher Jan 2021 #1
My dog is exactly the same ! OnDoutside Jan 2021 #2
Along the exact same line...I recall a scene from "Startrek" "....Beam Me Up Scotty.. Stuart G Jan 2021 #3
I miss sitting by the phone in the evening to make formal planned calls. BrightKnight Jan 2021 #4
1920s were just when phones were becoming popular in homes IcyPeas Jan 2021 #5
Almost freaky how spot on this is. Fla Dem Jan 2021 #6

NJCher

(36,488 posts)
1. amazing!
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 02:53 PM
Jan 2021

What a find!

The only one missing is the dog, looking imploringly at the human, thinking "Would you get off that thing?"

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
3. Along the exact same line...I recall a scene from "Startrek" "....Beam Me Up Scotty..
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 03:31 PM
Jan 2021

...Something about talking into a hand held computer...I said to myself when I saw that, "That will never happen"....(1966 or 1967).............................Well guess what?...I have lived to see that happen...I don't use it much, but Ithink I have one...we call them "cell phones" but they are also computers...

.............What will they think of next???...........................

BrightKnight

(3,574 posts)
4. I miss sitting by the phone in the evening to make formal planned calls.
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 04:08 PM
Jan 2021

Phone calls were taken more seriously by both parties. It could be a little like writing a letter. You loose something in being able to call people hands free at the grocery store.

Also, before cell phones and voice mail you did not screen calls. The phone rang and it was answered.

If you suddenly put someone from before cell phones in a cell phone world it would be very upsetting.



IcyPeas

(22,169 posts)
5. 1920s were just when phones were becoming popular in homes
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 04:37 PM
Jan 2021

and somebody was already foreseeing pocket-phones. wow

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