October 30, 2013 | Vol. 100, No. 43

Tech Talk

Sunday, following a dinner at church, one of my grandsons went over to the rotary dial phone that's in the church basement. Picking up the receiver, he asked, "How do you work this phone?"

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His question took me by surprise and for a moment, I couldn't quite believe he didn't know how to use the phone. Then I realized that he'd never seen anyone use such a phone. For him, picking up a phone to make a call you simply push buttons. And that you even have a phone you can carry in your pocket or purse.

That led me to thinking about other changes that have taken place over the years.

Now to change...

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