• Last NYC Public Payphone Removed

    From Dean Hoffman@21:1/5 to All on Thu May 26 07:31:11 2022
    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>

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  • From jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com@21:1/5 to deanh6929@gmail.com on Thu May 26 08:55:35 2022
    On Thu, 26 May 2022 07:31:11 -0700 (PDT), Dean Hoffman
    <deanh6929@gmail.com> wrote:

    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>


    In oldish detective novels, detectives and cops had to use pay phones
    to phone to headquarters, and of course couldn't be contacted the
    other way. Some cops had "radio cars." Sherlock had a bunch of street
    kids that ran messages around for him.

    I'm reading a book about the middle ages. It took weeks and months for
    news to spread between european cities.

    A "long distance" phone call used to be a really big deal, especially
    at a pay phone.



    --

    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

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  • From bitrex@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Thu May 26 13:24:34 2022
    On 5/26/2022 11:55 AM, jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Thu, 26 May 2022 07:31:11 -0700 (PDT), Dean Hoffman
    <deanh6929@gmail.com> wrote:

    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>


    In oldish detective novels, detectives and cops had to use pay phones
    to phone to headquarters, and of course couldn't be contacted the
    other way. Some cops had "radio cars." Sherlock had a bunch of street
    kids that ran messages around for him.

    I'm reading a book about the middle ages. It took weeks and months for
    news to spread between european cities.

    Member of the ill-fated Danish expedition to Felix Arabia:

    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederik_Christian_von_Haven>

    "Von Haven sent a report of this failure to Bernstorff, who had sent
    word from Copenhagen asking about their progress. Bernstorff was
    dissatisfied with the response and wrote back that he expected better
    results, but since the post between Denmark and Egypt was slow, his
    letter did not arrive until long after von Haven's death."

    Well, that's one way to avoid your boss' performance evaluations..

    A "long distance" phone call used to be a really big deal, especially
    at a pay phone.

    <https://youtu.be/F2RS5yKhhtc>

    Hello?
    Yes, a collect call for Mrs. Floyd from Mister Floyd
    Will you accept the charges from United States?
    Oh, he hung up, that's your residence, right? I wonder why he hung up?
    Is there supposed to be someone else there besides your wife there to
    answer?
    Hello?
    This is United States calling, are we reaching
    See he keeps hanging up, and it's a man answering

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  • From Phil Hobbs@21:1/5 to jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com on Thu May 26 14:37:27 2022
    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Thu, 26 May 2022 07:31:11 -0700 (PDT), Dean Hoffman
    <deanh6929@gmail.com> wrote:

    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>


    In oldish detective novels, detectives and cops had to use pay phones
    to phone to headquarters, and of course couldn't be contacted the
    other way. Some cops had "radio cars." Sherlock had a bunch of street
    kids that ran messages around for him.

    I'm reading a book about the middle ages. It took weeks and months for
    news to spread between european cities.

    A "long distance" phone call used to be a really big deal, especially
    at a pay phone.



    I remember spending a couple of hours standing around the central post
    office in Rome in 1978, waiting for them to connect me with home via
    long distance. (I was in the middle of a bicycle trip across Western
    Europe and needed to hit my parents up for some more money--I'd eaten
    myself out of house and home.) ;)

    Cheers

    Phil Hobbs

    --
    Dr Philip C D Hobbs
    Principal Consultant
    ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
    Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
    Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

    http://electrooptical.net
    http://hobbs-eo.com

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  • From Fred Bloggs@21:1/5 to jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com on Thu May 26 14:36:08 2022
    On Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:55:50 AM UTC-4, jla...@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Thu, 26 May 2022 07:31:11 -0700 (PDT), Dean Hoffman
    <dean...@gmail.com> wrote:

    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>


    In oldish detective novels, detectives and cops had to use pay phones
    to phone to headquarters, and of course couldn't be contacted the
    other way. Some cops had "radio cars." Sherlock had a bunch of street
    kids that ran messages around for him.

    I'm reading a book about the middle ages. It took weeks and months for
    news to spread between european cities.

    A "long distance" phone call used to be a really big deal, especially
    at a pay phone.



    --

    Anybody can count to one.

    - Robert Widlar

    There goes the you caught syphilis from a dirty telephone excuse.

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  • From rbowman@21:1/5 to Phil Hobbs on Thu May 26 21:24:35 2022
    On 05/26/2022 12:37 PM, Phil Hobbs wrote:
    jlarkin@highlandsniptechnology.com wrote:
    On Thu, 26 May 2022 07:31:11 -0700 (PDT), Dean Hoffman
    <deanh6929@gmail.com> wrote:

    <https://nypost.com/2022/05/23/nyc-last-standing-public-payphone-from-street/>



    In oldish detective novels, detectives and cops had to use pay phones
    to phone to headquarters, and of course couldn't be contacted the
    other way. Some cops had "radio cars." Sherlock had a bunch of street
    kids that ran messages around for him.

    I'm reading a book about the middle ages. It took weeks and months for
    news to spread between european cities.

    A "long distance" phone call used to be a really big deal, especially
    at a pay phone.



    I remember spending a couple of hours standing around the central post
    office in Rome in 1978, waiting for them to connect me with home via
    long distance. (I was in the middle of a bicycle trip across Western
    Europe and needed to hit my parents up for some more money--I'd eaten
    myself out of house and home.) ;)

    In the early '50s I remember my mother calling my brother in Seattle on Christmas day. The operator would call you back when she finally found a connection to the west coast.

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