I see there are 326 million phone devices in the US- but the beautiful telephone has gone the way of the dodo. I have been thinking of how the spaces for, and tactile qualities of, the telephone are gone: Little hall nooks, telephone booths, chairs with side tables attached, telephones shaped like Bugs Bunny. The weight of the handset and the sound and intimacy of the telephone are what you will miss most when you try to tell people about how it was before. The telephone was designed to be held close.
Call me, I'm living in twilight.