Quinn Minute – A celebration of phones
Last updated 2/1/2022 at 3pm
If you’re like me, your life can be divided into two time periods…BCP (Before Cell Phones) and ARD (After Rotary Dials).
Yeah, back in those ancient times a phone was stationary. It sat on a desk or hung on a wall, and you appeared before it when you wished to talk.
During my teen years, I remember a kitchen phone with a 40-foot extension. After dialing, I could walk anywhere its coiled cord would reach.
For semi-private calls, I’d go into the broom closet. But I was easily found, because following a phone cord is simple, like tracking a trail of breadcrumbs.
There was no such thing a...