For today’s first of the month theme, “revolution,” I’ve chosen a less obvious subject, the telephone. To illustrate I’ve included a frame of reference: one of the earliest telephones in my life. It may be recognizable to people of a certain age, large, heavy, and standard black. One was said to “dial” a number because calls were made via a rotary dial. Where we lived we shared a “party line,” two or three other homes used the same outgoing line. Sometimes when the phone was picked up to make an outgoing call one would unexpectedly eavesdrop on a conversation.
Here’s the latest phone in my life. You may have one like it. Just scratching the surface, I use it for email and texting, web searches, quick photographs, note taking, as a calculator, daily agenda, timer, and alarm. Sometimes I even use it as a telephone. That may not seem earth-shaking but it is, nonetheless, a heck of a revolution.
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