5.27.2004

"GLUB GLUB MO BLON!" -- Vintage find du jour, a guidebook from 1941 entitled, "How To Make Friends By Telephone," for those unaccustomed to the then-newfangled Ma Bell technology. Most of the tips are still helpful today...except...wait a sec, "Visualize the person you are calling?" Eww! What's interesting is to think of the ways we have/not developed similar codes of conduct for email, cellphones, etc. -- even as social protocols have developed over time (don't type in ALL CAPS; turn off your phone at the movies) some people continue to yak away heedlessly, or send send spam viruses to everyone they know. Perhaps a well-designed pamphlet is in order...

1 comment:

Kimpossible said...

Oooo...I like this one. :-)