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Old September 10 2013, 06:30 AM   #70
Olive, the Other Reindeer
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Re: How's the "Popcorn" button on your microwave?

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post

On the telephone side conversation: I don't technically have anything to add to it. However, I did find out recently that European phones and American phones looked different. The one trekkiedane posted was inspired by the modernist movement and the Bauhaus school and was entirely about efficiency of function.
Back in the late 1950s and '60s, some of us Yanks had Swedish Ericofon one-piece phones which were terribly, terribly modern. They were awkward to use with the dial on the bottom, but they still look retro-cool.

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This was the one we had in our old home when I was a kid. I still remember the rrrrrrrrr-tk sound it made when you turned the dial. Ah, memories...

Sorry if I sound like an Ugly American, but to me that phone looks like a toy.
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