Vintage AT&T ad, 1967: "Your Brain and Our Phone System Are a Lot Alike"

Your Brain is Like a Telephone (1967), AT&T. Lovingly scanned, posted and shared to the Boing Boing Flickr Pool by MewDeep.


  1. Wonderful passive aggressive misdirection in the copy.  “Both occasionally malfunction”. So in other words, your bill never being right is actually your own fault, because you sometimes forget where you left the car keys.

    1.  I think the copy is about the engineering side, not the billing side.  A malfunction being like a dropped or misdirected call.  If you’re old enough to remember landlines, I’ll be surprised if you ever had an issue like that.

      Bell had its issues, but their engineering was pretty incredible.

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