26 July 2018

In 1935

«(...) and wondered just way it was that Up-to-Date Americans like Philip always used the long-distance telephone rather than undergo the dreadful toil of dictating a letter a day or two earlier. It didn't really seem so efficient, the old-fashioned village editor reflected, to spend seventy-five cents on telephone call in order to save five cents' worth of time.»

Sinclair Lewis, It Can't Happen Here


  1. Interesting quote! It would be good to know what the author would have written nowadays...


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