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What makes classic adventure games (and old telephones) so special?


#61

Something like this?


Some countries still used those in the 80’s.

In Germany, most offices used these in the 50’s till the early 90’s:


And these for long distance connections:

If you’re interested what sound all those made on your receiver, listen to Evan Doorbell’s recordings. For the German Siemens switches, check out his Florida tapes. That’s the sound how I remember long distance calling in Germany. The part after dialing that is.


#62

I don’t know, sort of - it wasn’t that fast, more like slow chopping (I don’t chop my carrots that fast), but maybe we were just hearing a muffled version of it.


#63

The carrot chopper chops from inside the house! :ghost:


#64

To bring this back on track


#65

Waahhh, that thumbnail!


#66

It was either that or renaming the thread to “What makes classic phones so special?


#67

Fixed it.


#68

What made old phones special was that you could whack somebody with them if you needed to.


#69

You could also snake the cord around your toes while on the phone.

I don’t have a video for that.


#70

Awwwwwwwww…


#71

Wait…what…why did you specify that?

Oh yeah because you related it to my post which had a video…I was thinking for a second there…never mind.


#72

Hm? What were you thinking?


#73

I…uh…oh look, what does this thing do?


#74

Ooh! Wait, what were we talking about?


#75

:cheese:


#76

Fine, I’ll let this one go :stuck_out_tongue:

Back to phones, I was always a bit disappointed we never have one of those ones mounted on the wall, like you see in films. Was that mostly an American thing or did anyone else have one?


#77

Oh you geniunely have no idea? Okay, I wasn´t sure actually. I thought at first that the change from photo to video implied that you remembered that you in fact do have a photo of a phone cord wired around toes (possibly your own, for whatever reason).


#78

Oh I see. No, I was just being my usual self-correcting self :wink:

Milan’s up early :thinking: uh-oh this is seriously off-topic… er…


#79

Insomnia works both ways

you snoopy cat!

Back to alternate topic:

I think we sometimes have those wall mounted phones (like the one the prominently appeared on Stranger Things) here too, but very rarily.


#80

I suppose it also depends where the phone is. Those wall-mounted ones were (are?) usually in the kitchen. Our ‘desktop’ one was on a little shelf/cubby hole type thing in the hallway (we called it the ‘telephone table’). I used to climb into it when on the phone to my friends :smile: Hm, I wonder if I still fit…