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This instruction was necessary - and in two colors. It designates a dial telephone rather than the candle-stick, operator-controlled telephone. Lift the receiver, flick the bracket a few times, wait for the operator, then say, clearly, “Union 9 8 2 2 1.” Wait. “Hi, Mom!”

We distinguish now between a dial telephone and a cell phone. The cell phone is a phone. Won't Siri dial for me?

The dial interface is a body memory. The colonial prefixes - Union, Columbus, Hastings, Snelling, Marquette - rote learning from kindergarten. When all of Minneapolis was pink.

All dials work the same way.
how_to_use_a_dial_telephone.1513046762.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/12/11 18:46 by morgan