Wednesday, August 30, 2006

payphones


I am probably one of the few people left who relies on payphones. I do not have a cell phone.

Of course, there is a web site devoted to payphones.
The Payphone Project documents that most armored, most endangered, and most attacked of technological artifacts: the global payphone. Payphones evolve anti-fraud, anti-tampering measures in the ruthless Darwinian public thoroughfares, and they crop up anywhere an entrepreneur sees an opportunity to turn conversation into cash.

The payphones in the gallery are wild, like this floating payphone in the middle of Lake Victoria in Uganda, solar-powered and GSM-networked.
And who says you can never find a payphone!

The Payphone Project
Thanks to boingboing

2 comments:

michael lewis said...

So really, that "pay phone" is actually a mobile. It runs on GSM!!!


You really ought to start living in the millenium.

You could do well with a BlackBerry.

pastor mike said...

I am living in the millenuim...
...but sometimes not this one