Horror short Rotary, from filmmakers Patrick Young and Powell Robinson, offers a couple of jumps—and one very important reminder. Woe unto the vintage-store employee who just can’t stop herself from answering a phone that should not be ringing. Girl, no! You know that old thing is just for show!
It's possible that some of you have never seen a rotary phone in real life. It's likely that many of you have never used a rotary phone: heard the pulse take the place of the tone, mustered your patience as the dial rolls back it its reset, cursed a number with so many zeroes in it because it takes so long to call.…
With due respect to Alexander Graham Bell, he couldn't possibly have known that his patent for "the method of, and apparatus for, transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically" would give birth to today's smartphone. Here's how we got there.
I never really thought I'd ever type out the phrase "fossilized Walkman" or "fossilized PlayStation controller" in my lifetime, and yet, here I am Sunday morning, doing just that. Hooray?
While it's true that carrying around this portable rotary cellphone—yes, it's a cellphone—will impress friends and strangers alike, it's unlikely to impress them for more than five minutes. Yes, it supports tri-band GSM, has a SIM card slot and has a rechargeable battery. But the phone costs $499 and you have to…
Is no gadget sacred anymore? Here we have an old school Ericsson rotary telephone stripped of its innards which were subsequently replaced with a home-built Atari 'punk' console. Did we need a new way to present the Pong box? Hit the jump for the DIY schematic on the console itself.