Round and Round

Do you remember?
Do you remember?

Happy first day of fall. The high today is supposed to be 92 degrees. It’s a brisk 81 degrees as I write this. At about 8:30am.


Remember these? Usually I find just the booth and a part of the phone. This time I found one that actually works. I picked it up and got a dial tone. Apparently, somebody thinks it is tapped. I always think that it’s funny that most people believe some kind of big brother is watching. Most of us just aren’t that important. Besides, the watchers aren’t that good. Even if they had our data. There would be yottabytes of it. Google that. Heh, heh. Who is going to sort through all that junk? Other computers? Great.


It just saw it and took the picture. I didn’t really think much of it at the time. I realize that I am building quite a nice little collection of dead pay phones and phone booth pictures. There. That’s another little monograph I could do. But, I probably won’t.

Oh yeah. One more thing. Remember I was talking about too many pictures a few days ago. On Sunday. 15 Trillion pictures were uploaded to somewhere last year. That’s a lot of pictures. Who’s really gonna see ’em? But, the mass data storage companies sure are making money. Good for them.


  1. Yes, I’ve wondered the same thing about people taking so many images. Now that museums allow their art work to be photographed are people more interested in recording the art to use on social media or at looking at the art work? Years ago I took a foreign visitor who my wife knows to Lake Placid to see the remnants of the Winter Olympics. When we arrived the only thing she wanted was for me to use her camera to take her picture atop the awards stand in front of the ski jump. Then she asked to return. That was about a 4+ hour drive each way. Now I realize that the Lake Placid is not strictly speaking a museum but I’m sure she used the image to prove she had been there.


  2. I always liked Enemy Of The State (1998 with Will Smith & Gene Hackman). It’s a bit scary to think that was almost 20 years ago, and how much technology has changed since then. Maybe the person who put the sticker on that phone was a fan of the movie as well.


    1. Oh yeah. And, every time that I watch something older on Netflix, I’m always amazed and chuckling. In the neighborhood in which I made that picture there is a lot of trafficking going on (guns and drugs), so it may relate to that as well. Yeah, I’m can get a little dumb about. Picture first, you know? 🙂


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