Friday, July 03, 2009


Here's an ad from 1962 in which the phone company tries to prepare Americans for all-number phone numbers.

"America's telephones have been outgrowing the alphabet!" the ad explains.

It also teaches you to dial 1 first for a long-distance number. What a brave new world we were moving into!

1 comment:

astruc said...

My telephone number in NYC was so old it began with MAdison 8.