At one time, having and using a telephone was considered a luxury or extravagance. But telephones quickly became part of society and how things get done. Hollywood movies used the telephone to add dramatic effect to a scene, usually to deliver shocking news to an unsuspecting female lead in the film. After receiving her news, she would invariably stammer and stare in disbelief. Yes, telephones had become a part of life. The amazing part is how hideous telephones were- FOR SO MANY YEARS. The "modern" advances in design in the 60's and 70's were basically color changes. The push button was perhaps a significant improvement in telephones at the time. I thought it would be fun to present a minor pictoral retrospective of telephones, so here goes:
REALLY OLD PHONES...
Those giant "portable phones" are funny now...geez, his arm MUST be getting tired from holding that thing.
Now THAT's a phone!!!