Disk telephone, automatic machine, telephone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

Scientific and technological progress is a speculative thing most of the time, we quickly grow into new opportunities and forget how we used something else. It is difficult for children to imagine that it was impossible before to call someone at any time and warn about changes in plans. It is difficult for them to imagine what phones were like in our childhood, the only parameter that is available to them is the size - they were big! The answer is blurted out by wise men and smart girls and they are waiting for praise for it. And when you add that the phones were wired, you hear in response - "the batteries were bad, so you lived near the network." To imagine that a telephone can be wired for young people is an impossible thing, it contradicts how telephones look today, including at home. In some places there are old devices, but almost nowhere they are with a rotary dialer.

In the series about the 90s "Peace. Friendship. Gum" there is a separate series about shooting, a film about the film. And there, at one point, teenagers admit that it was a test for them to use an ordinary landline phone with a disk. A very bright series and it can be called honest in relation to that time, I want to take this opportunity to recommend it. But back to the teenagers, they tried to spin the disc without lifting their finger! Did not work! People who knew how to use phones grew up with them, looked at it in bewilderment, for them dialing a number did not present any difficulties.

There is no abyss of hundreds of years between us, moreover, our life experience is more or less similar, but look how technology has changed, it has become a puzzle. Do you want me to ask you another problem? Look at the moment from the TV series “The Other Side of the Moon” (another great series about the 70s and time travel, the first season was interesting).

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

People who grew up in the USSR can easily recognize the tricks of punks, they unscrewed the speaker in the handset of the telephone and left bare wires. When someone inadvertently leaned the receiver to his ear, he received a small electric shock. In the picture, the wires just stick out, but no one did it, they were masked behind bars so that they could not be seen. As a child, I fell into such a trap a couple of times.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century Disk phone, automatic , telephone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

Another moment from the movie, kopeck piece on a string. The cost of a conversation in the machine was 2 kopecks, and it was possible to pay both with one coin and with two kopecks. On the street there were always those who asked to exchange two kopecks to make a phone call. Soviet people set aside such coins so that they could call their home number from the city.

In the American films that we watched on video cassettes, there was one important difference between telephone booths and those that were in our country, you could call them. Some person is walking, and then a telephone standing on the street rings nearby, it seemed to us the height of the development of technology. Our connection has always been one-way, and the machines often swallowed money without connecting to the subscriber. Yes, and you could call only within your locality, to communicate with another city you had to go to the telephone center, it was often combined with large post offices.

Dvushka on a string is an invention of those who did not like to pay for communication, and for other little things. When there was a connection with the subscriber, and the machine swallowed a coin, then with the help of a thread it was possible to pull it out. Thrift was manifested not only in this, often such people very carefully used the puncher in transport, tickets were sold at bus stops and they had to be punched on their own. After the composter, holes appeared, the ticket became unusable. The controllers entering the bus or other transport, first composted a sheet of paper to see the drawing, it was unique in each composter. And then they checked the tickets of those who were traveling.

So, some people made a minimal effort so that the denticles of the composter did not tear the ticket, it could be ironed out and reused. There was a legend about a thrifty man who, with the help of an iron, could iron tickets up to twenty times.

In Leningrad, a kopeck piece on a string was often worn around the neck, both by girls and boys. In the 80s, it was a kind of social network that arose thanks to decade-step exchanges. Before the Olympics, a bright idea arose in the State Security Committee (KGB for short) to take control of all speculators, to control their communication with foreigners. One of the tools for this was ordinary telephone booths and a feature of the automatic telephone exchange, which was known in the West, but was not used by anyone in the USSR. When you called a non-existent number, you did not receive a hangup, but could connect with another person who called the same number. Speculators were given a few numbers and they happily began to use them, share information, for the first time this happened in 1979. Just before the Olympics, the ranks of speculators thinned out, and the fact that many got burned on a reliable connection through telephone booths became well known in narrow circles. The KGB lost interest in this tool, but suddenly information about this possibility appeared among young people and they began to look for non-existent numbers. The conversation on the air, which is exactly what this prototype of the social network was called, resembled a cacophony - everyone said something different, someone was hiding behind nicknames, someone called his real name. There were disputes, screams, noise and din. The broadcast quickly turned into a social phenomenon where young people could find an outlet and talk about what worries them.

The hierarchy arose by itself, the kings of the air, informal leaders appeared. The inhabitants of the ether gathered in real life, were friends and were at enmity. It was a prototype of a social network, but all communication was done exclusively by voice. At the telephone exchanges, they struggled with the air and tried to close those numbers that became known. Moreover, those who went on the air from their home numbers could face their disconnection. Craftsmen learned how to create signal amplifiers, small boxes connected to the phone amplified the voice of their owner and distinguished him in a conversation - the sound was loud and clear.

Nowhere except Leningrad, the air did not receive distribution, it was a phenomenon that in the late 80s was even supported by the Komsomol. But history itself came to naught, computers, social networks appeared, and the Leningrad broadcast was forgotten. Just like a kopeck piece on a string has ceased to mean at least something for today's teenagers.

In one of the museums in New York there is a wall on which there are handsets, in each there is some sound from the past, you need to guess it. None of the youth can guess the turn of the dial of the phone, a familiar bust. This is something that has already disappeared from their lives. Exactly the same story with the beeping of an ordinary dial-up modem, also a sound from the distant past. Is that a ringtone?, they ask and look puzzled, but it's not pretty.

You explain to the children about wired telephones, that there were only such phones at home, and not everyone had them. That devices were valued in which there was a long cord so that you could go somewhere far away with it, for example, climb onto a bed in another room.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

What is a paired phone is even more difficult to explain. This is when you and your neighbors received different numbers, but the line to the PBX was the same. Therefore, it was impossible to call when the neighbors were talking, however, as well as to get through to you. The trick was that you could break the female invisible hairpin and attach it to the microphone through the holes. And then gently insert it into a 220-volt outlet, after which the conversation of the neighbors was interrupted. The unspoken rule was that when the conversation was interrupted like that, you didn’t pick up the phone for about an hour. For teenagers, it was an agonizing test of time and we chatted as much as our kids do today. But we simply did not have the opportunity to chat somewhere on the street or in nature. Communication was limited to the house, sometimes the institute, where they could call on the watch, and the duty officer was looking for you throughout the building. But this was not encouraged.

On the other hand, rewinding history back, we can say that we did not know many devices that were common in the West. In the excellent series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you can find scenes in which they show what devices have expanded the capabilities of home phones.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

This skit uses an extra speaker, as well as an eustachian tube so that a second person can participate in the conversation, decades before the invention of speakerphone. Flipping through the past of everyday life of us, our parents, you can find many interesting artifacts. But what surprised me, although it is absolutely normal, is that our children often cannot guess what kind of technology we used, how and for what. It is possible that their children will not be able to understand brocorit how to type on a physical keyboard , rather than entering all the information by thought.

In the series about the 90s "Peace. Friendship. Gum" there is a separate series about shooting, a film about the film. And there, at one point, teenagers admit that it was a test for them to use an ordinary landline phone with a disk. A very bright series and it can be called honest in relation to that time, I would like to take this opportunity to recommend it. But back to the teenagers, they tried to spin the disc without lifting their finger! Did not work! People who knew how to use phones grew up with them, looked at it in bewilderment, for them dialing a number did not present any difficulties.

There is no abyss of hundreds of years between us, moreover, our life experience is more or less similar, but look how technology has changed, it has become a puzzle. Do you want me to ask you another problem? Look at the moment from the TV series “The Other Side of the Moon” (another great series about the 70s and time travel, the first season was interesting).

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

People who grew up in the USSR can easily recognize the tricks of punks, they unscrewed the speaker in the handset of the telephone and left bare wires. When someone inadvertently leaned the receiver to his ear, he received a small electric shock. In the picture, the wires just stick out, but no one did it, they were masked behind bars so that they could not be seen. As a child, I fell into such a trap a couple of times.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century Disk phone, automatic , telephone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

Another moment from the movie, kopeck piece on a string. The cost of a conversation in the machine was 2 kopecks, and it was possible to pay both with one coin and with two kopecks. On the street there were always those who asked to exchange two kopecks to make a phone call. Soviet people set aside such coins so that they could call their home number from the city.

In the American films that we watched on video cassettes, there was one important difference between telephone booths and those that were in our country, you could call them. Some person is walking, and then a telephone standing on the street rings nearby, it seemed to us the height of the development of technology. Our connection has always been one-way, and the machines often swallowed money without connecting to the subscriber. Yes, and you could call only within your locality, to communicate with another city you had to go to the telephone center, it was often combined with large post offices.

Dvushka on a string is an invention of those who did not like to pay for communication, and for other little things. When there was a connection with the subscriber, and the machine swallowed a coin, then with the help of a thread it was possible to pull it out. Thrift was manifested not only in this, often such people very carefully used the puncher in transport, tickets were sold at bus stops and they had to be punched on their own. After the composter, holes appeared, the ticket became unusable. The controllers entering the bus or other transport, first composted a sheet of paper to see the drawing, it was unique in each composter. And then they checked the tickets of those who were traveling.

So, some people made a minimal effort so that the denticles of the composter did not tear the ticket, it could be ironed out and reused. There was a legend about a thrifty man who, with the help of an iron, could iron tickets up to twenty times.

In Leningrad, a kopeck piece on a string was often worn around the neck, both by girls and boys. In the 80s, it was a kind of social network that arose thanks to decade-step exchanges. Before the Olympics, a bright idea arose in the State Security Committee (KGB for short) to take control of all speculators, to control their communication with foreigners. One of the tools for this was ordinary telephone booths and a feature of the automatic telephone exchange, which was known in the West, but was not used by anyone in the USSR. When you called a non-existent number, you did not receive a hangup, but could connect with another person who called the same number. Speculators were given a few numbers and they happily began to use them, share information, for the first time this happened in 1979. Just before the Olympics, the ranks of speculators thinned out, and the fact that many got burned on a reliable connection through telephone booths became well known in narrow circles. The KGB lost interest in this tool, but suddenly information about this possibility appeared among young people and they began to look for non-existent numbers. The conversation on the air, which is exactly what this prototype of the social network was called, resembled a cacophony - everyone said something different, someone was hiding behind nicknames, someone called his real name. There were disputes, screams, noise and din. The broadcast quickly turned into a social phenomenon where young people could find an outlet and talk about what worries them.

The hierarchy arose by itself, the kings of the air, informal leaders appeared. The inhabitants of the ether gathered in real life, were friends and were at enmity. It was a prototype of a social network, but all communication was done exclusively by voice. At the telephone exchanges, they struggled with the air and tried to close those numbers that became known. Moreover, those who went on the air from their home numbers could face their disconnection. Craftsmen learned how to create signal amplifiers, small boxes connected to the phone amplified the voice of their owner and distinguished him in a conversation - the sound was loud and clear.

Nowhere except Leningrad, the air did not receive distribution, it was a phenomenon that in the late 80s was even supported by the Komsomol. But history itself came to naught, computers, social networks appeared, and the Leningrad broadcast was forgotten. Just like a kopeck piece on a string has ceased to mean at least something for today's teenagers.

In one of the museums in New York there is a wall on which there are handsets, in each there is some sound from the past, you need to guess it. None of the youth can guess the turn of the dial of the phone, a familiar bust. This is something that has already disappeared from their lives. Exactly the same story with the beeping of an ordinary dial-up modem, also a sound from the distant past. Is that a ringtone?, they ask and look puzzled, but it's not pretty.

You explain to the children about wired telephones, that there were only such phones at home, and not everyone had them. That devices were valued in which there was a long cord so that you could go somewhere far away with it, for example, climb onto a bed in another room.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

What is a paired phone is even more difficult to explain. This is when you and your neighbors received different numbers, but the line to the PBX was the same. Therefore, it was impossible to call when the neighbors were talking, however, as well as to get through to you. The trick was that you could break the female invisible hairpin and attach it to the microphone through the holes. And then gently insert it into a 220-volt outlet, after which the conversation of the neighbors was interrupted. The unspoken rule was that when the conversation was interrupted like that, you didn’t pick up the phone for about an hour. For teenagers, it was an agonizing test of time and we chatted as much as our kids do today. But we simply did not have the opportunity to chat somewhere on the street or in nature. Communication was limited to the house, sometimes the institute, where they could call on the watch, and the duty officer was looking for you throughout the building. But this was not encouraged.

On the other hand, rewinding history back, we can say that we did not know many devices that were common in the West. In the excellent series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you can find scenes in which they show what devices have expanded the capabilities of home phones.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

This scene uses an extra speaker, as well as an euphony tube to allow a second person to participate in the conversation, decades before the invention of speakerphone. Flipping through the past of the daily life of us, our parents, you can find many interesting artifacts. But what surprised me, although it is absolutely normal, is that our children often cannot guess what kind of technology we used, how and for what. It is possible that their children will not be able to understand brocorit how to type on a physical keyboard , rather than entering all the information by thought.

What technologies of the past do you remember and what do you think will puzzle today's children and teenagers? Tell us in the comments.

Disk telephone, automatic machine, telephone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

Scientific and technological progress is a speculative thing most of the time, we quickly grow into new opportunities and forget how we used something else. It’s hard for children to imagine that it was previously impossible to call someone at any time and warn about changes in plans. It is difficult for them to imagine what phones were like in our childhood, the only parameter that is available to them is the size - they were big! The answer is blurted out by wise men and smart girls and they are waiting for praise for it. And when you add that the phones were wired, you hear in response - "the batteries were bad, so you lived near the network." To imagine that a telephone can be wired for young people is an impossible thing, it contradicts how telephones look today, including at home. In some places there are old devices, but almost nowhere they are with a rotary dialer.

In the series about the 90s "Peace. Friendship. Gum" there is a separate series about shooting, a film about the film. And there, at one point, teenagers admit that it was a test for them to use an ordinary landline phone with a disk. A very bright series and it can be called honest in relation to that time, I want to take this opportunity to recommend it. But back to the teenagers, they tried to spin the disc without lifting their finger! Did not work! People who knew how to use phones grew up with them, looked at it in bewilderment, for them dialing a number did not present any difficulties.

There is no abyss of hundreds of years between us, moreover, our life experience is more or less similar, but look how technology has changed, it has become a puzzle. Do you want me to ask you another problem? Look at the moment from the TV series “The Other Side of the Moon” (another great series about the 70s and time travel, the first season was interesting).

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

People who grew up in the USSR can easily recognize the tricks of punks, they unscrewed the speaker in the handset of the telephone and left bare wires. When someone inadvertently leaned the receiver to his ear, he received a small electric shock. In the picture, the wires just stick out, but no one did it, they were masked behind bars so that they could not be seen. As a child, I fell into such a trap a couple of times.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century Disk phone, automatic , telephone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

Another moment from the movie, kopeck piece on a string. The cost of a conversation in the machine was 2 kopecks, and it was possible to pay both with one coin and with two kopecks. On the street there were always those who asked to exchange two kopecks to make a phone call. Soviet people set aside such coins so that they could call their home number from the city.

In the American films that we watched on video cassettes, there was one important difference between telephone booths and those that were in our country, you could call them. Some person is walking, and then a telephone standing on the street rings nearby, it seemed to us the height of the development of technology. Our connection has always been one-way, and the machines often swallowed money without connecting to the subscriber. Yes, and you could call only within your locality, to communicate with another city you had to go to the telephone center, it was often combined with large post offices.

Dvushka on a string is an invention of those who did not like to pay for communication, and for other little things. When there was a connection with the subscriber, and the machine swallowed a coin, then with the help of a thread it was possible to pull it out. Thrift was manifested not only in this, often such people very carefully used the puncher in transport, tickets were sold at bus stops and they had to be punched on their own. After the composter, holes appeared, the ticket became unusable. The controllers entering the bus or other transport, first composted a sheet of paper to see the drawing, it was unique in each composter. And then they checked the tickets of those who were traveling.

So, some people made a minimal effort so that the denticles of the composter did not tear the ticket, it could be ironed out and reused. There was a legend about a thrifty man who, with the help of an iron, could iron tickets up to twenty times.

In Leningrad, a kopeck piece on a string was often worn around the neck, both by girls and boys. In the 80s, it was a kind of social network that arose thanks to decade-step exchanges. Before the Olympics, a bright idea arose in the State Security Committee (KGB for short) to take control of all speculators, to control their communication with foreigners. One of the tools for this was ordinary telephone booths and a feature of the automatic telephone exchange, which was known in the West, but was not used by anyone in the USSR. When you called a non-existent number, you did not receive a hangup, but could connect with another person who called the same number. Speculators were given a few numbers and they happily began to use them, share information, for the first time this happened in 1979. Just before the Olympics, the ranks of speculators thinned out, and the fact that many got burned on a reliable connection through telephone booths became well known in narrow circles. The KGB lost interest in this tool, but suddenly information about this possibility appeared among young people and they began to look for non-existent numbers. The conversation on the air, which is exactly what this prototype of the social network was called, resembled a cacophony - everyone said something different, someone was hiding behind nicknames, someone called his real name. There were disputes, screams, noise and din. The broadcast quickly turned into a social phenomenon where young people could find an outlet and talk about what worries them.

You explain to the children about wired telephones, that there were only such phones at home, and not everyone had them. That devices were valued in which there was a long cord so that you could go somewhere far away with it, for example, climb onto a bed in another room.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

What is a paired phone is even more difficult to explain. This is when you and your neighbors received different numbers, but the line to the PBX was the same. Therefore, it was impossible to call when the neighbors were talking, however, as well as to get through to you. The trick was that you could break the female invisible hairpin and attach it to the microphone through the holes. And then gently insert it into a 220-volt outlet, after which the conversation of the neighbors was interrupted. The unspoken rule was that when the conversation was interrupted like that, you didn’t pick up the phone for about an hour. For teenagers, it was an agonizing test of time and we chatted as much as our kids do today. But we simply did not have the opportunity to chat somewhere on the street or in nature. Communication was limited to the house, sometimes the institute, where they could call on the watch, and the duty officer was looking for you throughout the building. But this was not encouraged.

On the other hand, rewinding history back, we can say that we did not know many devices that were common in the West. In the excellent series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you can find scenes in which they show what devices have expanded the capabilities of home phones.

Disk phone, pay phone, phone booth - obscure things of the 20th century

This scene uses an extra speaker, as well as an euphony tube to allow a second person to participate in the conversation, decades before the invention of speakerphone. Flipping through the past of the daily life of us, our parents, you can find many interesting artifacts. But what surprised me, although it is absolutely normal, is that our children often cannot guess what kind of technology we used, how and for what. It is possible that their children will not be able to understand brocorit how to type on a physical keyboard , rather than entering all the information by thought.

What technologies of the past do you remember and what do you think will puzzle today's children and teenagers? Tell us in the comments.

Disk telephone, automatic machine, telephone booth - incomprehensible things of the 20th century

Scientific and technological progress is a speculative thing most of the time, we quickly grow into new opportunities and forget how we used something else. It’s hard for children to imagine that it was previously impossible to call someone at any time and warn about changes in plans. It is difficult for them to imagine what phones were like in our childhood, the only parameter that is available to them is the size - they were big! The answer is blurted out by wise men and smart girls and they are waiting for praise for it. And when you add that the phones were wired, you hear in response - "the batteries were bad, so you lived near the network." To imagine that a telephone can be wired for young people is an impossible thing, it contradicts how telephones look today, including at home. In some places there are old devices, but almost nowhere they are with a rotary dialer.

In the series about the 90s "Peace. Friendship. Gum" there is a separate series about shooting, a film about the film. And there, at one point, teenagers admit that it was a test for them to use an ordinary landline phone with a disk. A very bright series and it can be called honest in relation to that time, I would like to take this opportunity to recommend it. But back to the teenagers, they tried to spin the disc without lifting their finger! Did not work! People who knew how to use phones grew up with them, looked at it in bewilderment, for them dialing a number did not present any difficulties.

There is no abyss of hundreds of years between us, moreover, our life experience is more or less similar, but look how technology has changed, it has become a puzzle. Do you want me to ask you another problem? Look at the moment from the TV series “The Other Side of the Moon” (another great series about the 70s and time travel, the first season was interesting).

People who grew up in the USSR can easily recognize the tricks of punks, they unscrewed the speaker in the handset of the telephone and left bare wires. When someone inadvertently leaned the receiver to his ear, he received a small electric shock. In the picture, the wires just stick out, but no one did it, they were masked behind bars so that they could not be seen. As a child, I fell into such a trap a couple of times.

Another moment from the movie, kopeck piece on a string. The cost of a conversation in the machine was 2 kopecks, and it was possible to pay both with one coin and with two kopecks. On the street there were always those who asked to exchange two kopecks to make a phone call. Soviet people set aside such coins so that they could call their home number from the city.

In the American films that we watched on video cassettes, there was one important difference between telephone booths and those that were in our country, you could call them. Some person is walking, and then a telephone standing on the street rings nearby, it seemed to us the height of the development of technology. Our connection has always been one-way, and the machines often swallowed money without connecting to the subscriber. Yes, and you could call only within your locality, to communicate with another city you had to go to the telephone center, it was often combined with large post offices.

Dvushka on a string is an invention of those who did not like to pay for communication, and for other little things. When there was a connection with the subscriber, and the machine swallowed a coin, then with the help of a thread it was possible to pull it out. Thrift was manifested not only in this, often such people very carefully used the puncher in transport, tickets were sold at bus stops and they had to be punched on their own. After the composter, holes appeared, the ticket became unusable. The controllers entering the bus or other transport, first composted a sheet of paper to see the drawing, it was unique in each composter. And then they checked the tickets of those who were traveling.

So, some people made a minimal effort so that the denticles of the composter did not tear the ticket, it could be ironed out and reused. There was a legend about a thrifty man who, with the help of an iron, could iron tickets up to twenty times.

In Leningrad, a kopeck piece on a string was often worn around the neck, both by girls and boys. In the 80s, it was a kind of social network that arose thanks to decade-step exchanges. Before the Olympics, a bright idea arose in the State Security Committee (KGB for short) to take control of all speculators, to control their communication with foreigners. One of the tools for this was ordinary telephone booths and a feature of the automatic telephone exchange, which was known in the West, but was not used by anyone in the USSR. When you called a non-existent number, you did not receive a hangup, but could connect with another person who called the same number. Speculators were given a few numbers and they happily began to use them, share information, for the first time this happened in 1979. Just before the Olympics, the ranks of speculators thinned out, and the fact that many got burned on a reliable connection through telephone booths became well known in narrow circles. The KGB lost interest in this tool, but suddenly information about this possibility appeared among young people and they began to look for non-existent numbers. The conversation on the air, which is exactly what this prototype of the social network was called, resembled a cacophony - everyone said something different, someone was hiding behind nicknames, someone called his real name. There were disputes, screams, noise and din. The broadcast quickly turned into a social phenomenon where young people could find an outlet and talk about what worries them.

The hierarchy arose by itself, the kings of the air, informal leaders appeared. The inhabitants of the ether gathered in real life, were friends and were at enmity. It was a prototype of a social network, but all communication was done exclusively by voice. At the telephone exchanges, they struggled with the air and tried to close those numbers that became known. Moreover, those who went on the air from their home numbers could face their disconnection. Craftsmen learned how to create signal amplifiers, small boxes connected to the phone amplified the voice of their owner and distinguished him in a conversation - the sound was loud and clear.

Nowhere except Leningrad, the air did not receive distribution, it was a phenomenon that in the late 80s was even supported by the Komsomol. But history itself came to naught, computers, social networks appeared, and the Leningrad broadcast was forgotten. Just like a kopeck piece on a string has ceased to mean at least something for today's teenagers.

In one of the museums in New York there is a wall on which there are handsets, in each there is some sound from the past, you need to guess it. None of the youth can guess the turn of the dial of the phone, a familiar bust. This is something that has already disappeared from their lives. Exactly the same story with the beeping of an ordinary dial-up modem, also a sound from the distant past. Is that a ringtone?, they ask and look puzzled, but it's not pretty.

You explain to the children about wired telephones, that there were only such phones at home, and not everyone had them. That devices were valued in which there was a long cord so that you could go somewhere far away with it, for example, climb onto a bed in another room.

What is a paired phone is even more difficult to explain. This is when you and your neighbors received different numbers, but the line to the PBX was the same. Therefore, it was impossible to call when the neighbors were talking, however, as well as to get through to you. The trick was that you could break the female invisible hairpin and attach it to the microphone through the holes. And then gently insert it into a 220-volt outlet, after which the conversation of the neighbors was interrupted. The unspoken rule was that when the conversation was interrupted like that, you didn’t pick up the phone for about an hour. For teenagers, it was an agonizing test of time and we chatted as much as our kids do today. But we simply did not have the opportunity to chat somewhere on the street or in nature. Communication was limited to the house, sometimes the institute, where they could call on the watch, and the duty officer was looking for you throughout the building. But this was not encouraged.

On the other hand, rewinding history back, we can say that we did not know many devices that were common in the West. In the excellent series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, you can find scenes in which they show what devices have expanded the capabilities of home phones.

This skit uses an extra speaker, as well as an eustachian tube so that a second person can participate in the conversation, decades before the invention of speakerphone. Flipping through the past of everyday life of us, our parents, you can find many interesting artifacts. But what surprised me, although it is absolutely normal, is that our children often cannot guess what kind of technology we used, how and for what. It is possible that their children will not be able to understand brocorit as it was possible to type on a physical keyboard, and not enter all the information with an effort of thought.

This skit uses an extra speaker, as well as an euphony tube so that a second person can participate in the conversation, decades before the invention of speakerphone. Flipping through the past of everyday life of us, our parents, you can find many interesting artifacts. But what surprised me, although it is absolutely normal, is that our children often cannot guess what kind of technology we used, how and for what. It is possible that their children will not be able to understand brocorit brocorite how it was possible to type on a physical keyboard, and not enter all the information with an effort of thought.

What technologies of the past do you remember and what do you think will puzzle today's children and teenagers? Tell us in the comments.