“It would not surprise me if that phrase ‘home telephone number’ goes the way of rotary dial telephones and party lines,” Mr. Blumberg said. “Instead of teaching a child a home phone number, the child will be taught Mom’s number and Dad’s number and Grandma’s number.”
So reads a paragraph from a New York Times article today by SABRINA TAVERNISE.
Key to the changes which I illustrated a while back about my own family's decision to abandon our decades-old landline and home phone number, is the truth that the action of doing so sets us a part from a dying breed of landline-tethered and rotary-dialed old folks!!
Yet, hidden within the article, like little jewels, are stubborn facts about the demographics of north eastern states that equally stubbornly cling to their "traditions".
Now, "home phones" will soon mean nothing....unless you're trapped in Rhode Island somewhere, feeding hay to some equines...
Words are alive.
And some words die.
"Dial" me at my "home phone", may just fit that description.