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Re: The Mail vs Millennials

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
by Big Arnold
I'm sure I wasn't born with the ability to use a rotary dial phone. Or this if it had been part of my childhood.

Re: The Mail vs Millennials

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:48 am
by Malcolm Armsteen
As a kid I always believed they were clockwork.

Re: The Mail vs Millennials

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:45 pm
by Boiler
Big Arnold wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:18 am
I'm sure I wasn't born with the ability to use a rotary dial phone. Or this if it had been part of my childhood.
Central Battery phone. You crank the handle to ring a bell at the exchange, and the battery at the exchange (hence "Central Battery") provides speech current. The operator connects you to the person you wish to speak to.

Re: The Mail vs Millennials

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 am
by MisterMuncher
Ok, I was ranting a little. They definitely don't work *here*. I think the point kind of stands, though.

I accept your correction with good grace.