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

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5 Responses to “Vintage AT&T ad, 1967: "Your Brain and Our Phone System Are a Lot Alike"”

  1. Purplecat says:

    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.

    • Boundegar says:

       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.

  2. jonk says:

    i wonder how many landline calls are made each day, compared to 1967.

  3. I agree, my brain is unreliable, so why model a communications network on it? Didn’t they realise before hand….. Oh, that’s deep.

  4. I hope AT&T didn’t base their phone system on my brain with all those seizures and what not.

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