Phone history and humor

Phones have changed a great deal over the years. I found some fun videos that give us a little insight as to the various major changes that have taken place in our telephone history. Here is a 5 minute documenary on the introduction of women as switchboard operators. It's amazing what training these women had and the strict rules they had to observe while working for the telephone company.  I thought I had it bad when I worked in customer service and was tied to the phone except for a half hour lunch and two ten-minute scheduled potty breaks! Not sure this is true, but I found one video that said, "As dial telephones were introduced - replacing operator service - instructions were shown in movie theaters as to how to use the new instruments."  Seems sort of silly now, but here's what they say played in theaters to introduce the public to how to use the new dial phones: Finally, in true Friday Funnies fashion, we skip to modern times with this clip from Ellen introducing the dumbest iPhone apps in history!  These are real apps.  My dh downloaded a similar fan, but it's not this annoying! LOL   If you liked this post, please subscribe to our RSS feed and share the link…


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  • Dawn

    This was great, my girls enjoyed seeing the “how to use a dial phone” All they have ever known is push button. Thank you!

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