The Telephones of the Past’s Future

March 25, 2009 at 2:35 am Leave a comment

This three page ad, originally in color, ran in the Febraury 1968 issue of The Atlantic.

Click on the last image to see it bigger. The ad purposes all sorts of fantastic future phone technologies, including versions of cell phones and the internet. The one on the top right reads, “Home telephones may be able to reach computers for figuring income tax, getting information from the library, or helping your son with his algebra.” A laugh comes at the bottom where it reads, “We may be the only phone company in town, but we try not to act like it.” Maybe not the only any more, but certainly still the biggest.

Reprinted without permission, but with humilty and in tribute to looking ahead. All rights are retained by AT&T.


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Josh Kramer is a blogger, cartoonist, journalist, etc. I'm the Editor of The Cartoon Picayune. I live in Washington, DC and I just graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies. See work by me and my classmates.

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