“What’s that, Daddy?” the eight-year-old boy, pointing to something on the wall, asked his father?
“That’s a pay phone, son,” the father explained.
“What’s it for?”
“It’s for making telephone calls.”
“What’s a telephone call?” the boy asked.
His father laughed. “It’s a device people once used to talk to other people who were somewhere else. You would put money in it to call and speak to them. They could listen to what you said and you could hear them talk.”
“Yes, but that was before text messaging and Twitter made voice telephones obsolete.”
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