Friday, October 22, 2004


There's been a lot of recent attention here on the dangers of driving while under the influence of a telephone. Browsing some historic photos of the Bell system I found an early example of the perilous practice.
See (The first version of a mobile radio telephone being used in 1924.)

Despite the headset it does not appear to be hands-free.

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That boat, and what's in the upper window? And the twiny spirally things at the base of the lamp poles?
Great find Boynton.
Posted by vernaculo at October 23, 2004 09:05 AM

yes the twiny things are interesting

I also like the eyes of the transformer (or whatever that unit is called). They look anxious in a twentieth century way.
Posted by boynton at October 23, 2004 10:46 AM

yeah, conjoined robot twins eyeing the photographer
Posted by vernaculo at October 25, 2004 07:19 AM

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