Stuck in the Past?

Boston Logan aka General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport or BOS is "the largest airport in the New England region and 17th-busiest airport in the United States."  It is also home to the bank of pay phones shown at right. Pay Phones I traveled to the airport with colleagues, and arrived at my gate well before it was time to board the plane.  When I sat down I immediately noticed the pay phones, and had to take a picture. I positioned myself in a seat suitable for phone Read More …

Will Talking by Phone Disappear?

When I was a child people who wanted to talk to someone else either physically went where that person was or picked up a phone and called that person.  The phone we used to place the call was either a home phone or a pay phone.  In the 1980s it seemed every home had a phone and everywhere that was not a home had a pay phone.  It was only when I was a teen in the early 1990s that I moved into the leading edge world of being able to be contacted without a phone.  A beeper, however, was not a phone Read More …