Telephone pictures (historical)
for an app

Pictures of telephones, about one per decade, to provide technology orientation. Created for History shown with days as dots.

Bogosity

  • The phones shown may or may not be "typical" of phones in use. I've blended "widespread" with "available". And a decade is course-grain. And there's only a single thread. A US-centric one.
  • Using the 1877 Bell box for the 1880's, instead of the 1880 phone displayed in Basel, may misrepresent the phones in actual use.
  • Missing a clamshell phone. Missing a 2000's developing-world cheap nokia. Missing a candlestick without dial. Missing a >1920 pay phone (they were important).
  • The eyeglasses phone shown for 2015-2019 is speculative, but seems likely as of 2012.

Related topics

Zoom-Smush Time.
Interactively explore time, by zooming and rearranging it.
So centuries fit on a screen. An interactive app.

Doables

Perhaps drop the "one per decade" to include more phones. Perhaps distinguish "new" from "typical"? How? Labels? Perhaps include a wireless track?

Embeddedable bing image searches may obsolete this package for the dot history demo?

Wrap as a Component.

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