Doug Spence wrote:
On Thu, 16 Jul 1998, Jack Peacock wrote:
> > Believe it or not there are still many people out there with old
> (ancient) rotary dial telephones.
> Hey, I still have one, in my computer room (ex-spare bedroom) at home.
> It's not so ancient, anyway, it's worked for the last 30 years, probably
> good for another 30. The bell is disconnected so it doesn't ring, an
> excellent feature.
Uhhh... I still use a rotary dial telephone, with
extremely loud clanger.
Not in my room, but the household's main phone is one 'o those. It's the
only 'public' one in the house, all the other ones sit in someone's
I still like that phone, but the ring really gives me a jolt sometimes.
And yes, I am under 30, but my parents most definitely aren't. :)
One thing that can be said for those ancient Western Electric clunkers
is that they can't be killed, they can only be landfilled at a
crossroad with a stake through the bell. Rumour has it that that after
World War III the cockroaches will be able to use them to call Elvis.
Ward Griffiths <mailto:email@example.com> <http://www.cnct.com/home/gram/>
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