July 30, 2008
old phone number -- it's ABC Wednesday!
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photo by Donald Kinney
Happy ABC Wednesday, everybody!
Ah yes, I am as old as dust, so I can remember an earlier time when phone numbers were much shorter, and much easier to remember. On the Monterey Peninsula where I grew up, ours was FR (for frontier) 5947.
Later they slipped in another digit and it became FR-5-5947, and later they swapped the FR for 37 and it became 375-5947, although some people still clung to the old FRontier prefix.
Those were still the days when you had to call the operator to place a long-distance call, but eventually they introduced area codes and direct-dialing -- so someone distant could avoid the operator and just dial 1-408-375-5947. Ah yes, isn't modern life grand?
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