How people communicated in the pre-digital era

30 Responses to How people communicated in the pre-digital era

  1. says:

    Those were the days. And look how happy we were.

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  2. Those WERE the good old days when humans REALLY communicated with each other, not robots, bots or AIs

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  3. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Yes… coffee clutches, dinner parties, neighborhood gatherings, family dinners (with no phones visible), daily newspaper, telephone, long,long letters, cards… and personal communications.

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  4. Sue Cass says:

    We have a whole generation that doesn’t even know how to spell or write because of whatever they call that when texting. “Good old days,” is right. These kids don’t have a clue what even a phone booth is. Sad.

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  5. The only picture missing is one of a family sitting around the dining room table. I miss those days. Nice post.

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  6. These photos are the best!!!!

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  7. Adrienne says:

    Ah, yes – a PBX switchboard. I’m probably one of your only fans who not only knows what it is, but also knows how to run one. I learned at my first job.

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  8. jenny_o says:

    Ehh, I dunno, that drive-in telephone looks pretty new-fangled to me – lol!

    What great pictures. And proof for the young ‘uns that there was communication back in the dark ages πŸ™‚

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  9. sue says:

    Dear Bluebird, especially love the picture if the woman in that fluffy white dress, sitting at her desk writing a letter.

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  10. John Holton says:

    I miss this sort of communication.

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  11. hawk2017 says:

    Excellent. Am old enough to remember being operator on line and plug switchboard. lol

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  12. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    A reminder, courtesy of BlueBird 🐦

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  13. Widdershins says:

    Great pics … I suspect that 50 years from now, they’ll be saying the same thing about cellphones. πŸ˜€

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  14. In many ways, the good ol’ days were better (& simpler!). sometimes after doing something online and wanting to scream at the complicating nonsense, I say “would have been better to use the phone, or I shoulda picked up a pencil & an envelope that has space left on it to write one more thing. (my favorite writing material.)
    Love the photos – great fun to look at πŸ™‚

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  15. kalabalu says:

    I didn’t find any bitterness πŸ™‚

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