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5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old�|�Jan Golden

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old

5 Technology Choices That Make You Look Old�|�Jan Golden

Telephone numbers used to begin with two letters, which were an abbreviation for a word. For example, there was a Glenn Miller song called PEnnsylvania 6-5000, and Liz Taylor made a movie called BUtterfield-8. I'm just barely old enough to remember that my phone number at home when I was 5 or so started with SYcamore 4, or SY4. These were telephone exchanges, and had exchange names -- PEnnsylvania, SYcamore, KLondike, etc.  Ours was Fleming (35).

A typical telephone-exchange switchboard, ca. "War calls come first." So many women supported families being telephone switchboard operators. My aunt Nell worked one of these :)

Custom Lime Green 354 Wall Phone with Chrome Trim

Custom Lime Green 354 Wall Phone with Chrome Trim

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