Retro Technology

What’s analog?

“How do you turn this off?” my nine-year-old daughter asked me holding up a hulking push-button telephone from the 1980s or 90s we’d found deep in the back of a closet. “There’s no off button.”

“You just hang up the receiver,” I said.

“You mean like this,” she said, putting the receiver back in its place on the phone. “Wow, that’s pretty cool.”

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