Old and New

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This image tickled me. Nothing better illustrates how the old and new live side by side in London than this view, near the Earl’s Court underground station, of a classic, red telephone booth and a newer booth that says, “WiFi here.” We saw a number of the red booths around the city — but never anyone using them. Why would they? Everyone has cell phones.

— JAB

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3 responses to “Old and New

  1. cell phones have changed the world. Friends just back from a visit to Tanzania report that even out in the bush – where there are occasional “outposts” that have solar power – locals flock to charge up their phones and use the local cell tower.

    http://goo.gl/iTIK8i

  2. Who still needs the payphone booth? Dr. Who, that’s who!

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