Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

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  1. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And … I hate to say it, but they weren’t smart.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And you actually had to dial a number.

  3. Astute Social Observer

    Astute Social Observer said, almost 3 years ago

    Not quite gmartin, we had to listen for a dial tone and then dial. Cordless phones still do. What corded phones didn’t have back then, was redial and Caller ID. But they didn’t use electricity so they still worked in a power outage…

  4. JazzyBella

    JazzyBella GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah the old landline…gone but not forgotten.

  5. Colt9033

    Colt9033 said, almost 3 years ago

    Still prefer them, they don’t need recharge.

  6. bibliotechnique

    bibliotechnique said, almost 3 years ago

    Is this the party to whom I am speaking?

  7. Caomhainn Mac a' Cheò

    Caomhainn Mac a' Cheò said, almost 3 years ago

    Actually, they did use electricity — just not ours. The phone switching stations take power from the local grid not only to run themselves (and all the old-style telephones they serviced) but also to charge batteries so they can keep running if the power goes out. I was working for the local power co-op when there was a bad storm with widespread, longterm outages, and one concern was the batteries in the phone stations would run out before everything was back online.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember phones with no dials, You would pick up the receiver and the operator would ask “Number please.”
    And the number was 4 digits.

  9. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    And no speed dial, either.

  10. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    very cute!!

  11. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, almost 3 years ago

    And they’re the only ones.

  12. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, almost 3 years ago

    Rockngolfer… and they were party lines
    (more than one household on one line)

  13. Sky1946

    Sky1946 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember party lines from when I was a kid. We used to listen to other people’s conversations and giggle! The way you knew the call was for you was the number of rings. We kids picked up the phone no matter how many rings and listened anyway, as I am sure other people on the party line did as well.

  14. ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert

    ƹʅɗʘ "The whole Haul" Phil D. Albert said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m on a party line Wonderin’ all the time Who’s on the other end? Is she big, is she small? Is she a she at all? Who’s on my party line?
    Wish I had a more direct connection This party line was here when I arrived Which I’m not voting in the next election If they don’t do something about finding out The person who is on my party line
    KINKSPARTY LINE – 1966 [U.K.]

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 3 years ago

    Wait till we are cyberized and as part of it we can communicate through them in our brains. Ghost In the Shell depicts it very well.

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