1931 – Hopeless Twins

Public phone booths are definitely a thing of the past. They still exist, but in an age of omnipresent cell phones, they look like the ultimate anachronism.

Like Isaac Asimov’s robots and Multivacs. Once they were a definite option, now we know that we have moved into a totally different direction.

Btw, I’m still reading and enjoying Asimov. From a pirated (because not available for sale) “Complete Robot” I have moved via “Caves of Steel” to “The Naked Sun”, both novels bought (because available).

The Song of the Day is “I Wish I Were Twins” by Coleman Hawkins. See a video on YouTube.

5 thoughts on “1931 – Hopeless Twins”

  1. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen any public phone booths for ages! Perhaps they still exist in airports and train stations, but I don’t know, as I haven’t been inside any of these facilities for several years. The times, they is a’changin’ and I find it hard to keep up!

    I like your diptych. I’ve never seen public phones with red buttons!

  2. I am looking forward to visit such a phone booth and explain to my son: “yes, belief me… this is how we phoned when I was younger…”. And he will not belief me. 🙂

    I think they did a great job to make the phones look “fit for today”.


    1. My Dad, Roland, was born in 1902. That was before: computers, CDs, satellites, breast implants, moon trips, tape recording, TV, radio, Asimov, Bradbury, and human winged flight!
      Once I asked him, “How’d you cope with all of that?”
      “Well Ted,” he smirked, “I just got up in the morning. Still do. How about you?”

  3. The funny thing is, those completely different models are within two meters of each other, the egg-shaped being the newer model. And still, they both look like from a sci-fi movie from the 1950s 🙂

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