Geoff Olson in the Courier today has a perfect editorial cartoon for the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s famous speech:
I don’t use a mobile phone, not even a dumb one. Never have. I grew up in a time when leaving the house or the office was a chance to get away from the phone, to escape from whatever pressures could come down the line. A chance to relax a bit. I liked that. Still do.
However, what that means is that I like the idea of phone booths on the street — and those are disappearing quicker than quick. In fact, in most places they are already extinct. Which is a major problem for people like me who chose not to have a smart phone or who simply cannot afford one.
Most phone kiosks get dumped in the landfill, I guess, although the traditional red British box can sometimes be seen as a tourist draw. In one place in Japan, however, someone decided to turn one of them into a public aquarium.
I would rather have a phone in there but this is a seriously creative idea.