Phones and change

I hesitated slightly before posting this, since it could read as just another remark on how things have changed over the years due to technology, but it’s still worth remarking on.  While hunting for background about GEC-Marconi, I came across the site that contains   http://www.britishtelephones.com/t706.htm#2 .  Time was when an office worker in Britain would almost certainly have one of these phones in two-tone grey on their desk and, most likely, an ivory coloured one at home.  In an age when many people get a new mobile phone every year, the quote from an American designer that a phone should look timeless, as it would have a much longer life than many other household artefacts, looks strangely dated.

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