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

3 comments:

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

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    1. Probably something about email vs texting :)

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