I suppose there are kids nowadays who don't know how to do that, and their parents are among those who shrug that the phone companies are removing so many payphones. It makes life really inconvenient for those of us who don't own cell phones. Heh, I remember the scene when Mrs. Hughes tried to figure out how to work the newfangled electric toaster and burned the bread. Carson smelled the smoke, thought the kitchen was on fire, and was ready to dump sand all over everything. Even contemporary people with different computer systems had trouble understanding things, though. My first computer was an Amiga 500, and it had no internet capability. There was no tower, either, and my Windows 95/98-using friend asked me how on earth I could save anything without a tower. "On disks," I told her. She still didn't understand, so I told her it was like recording a TV show onto a VHS cassette, only in my case it was on a 3 1/4-inch disk. I've read recently about kids who don't know how to turn physical pages on books and magazines, since they only understand how to use touch screens.