Sunday, October 20, 2013

Free Pager with 3-Night Stay



There's a funky old motel called the Matador in College Town. It looks like it was probably built in the '50s. It's pretty run-down now, and looks to be mostly of a residential nature. My favorite thing about it can be seen in a closer view of its sign:

"Daddy, can we stay there? They have touch-tone phones! We can play 'Mary Had a Little Lamb'!Pleeeeease?!"

I love how they are still using a technology that became the standard in the 1980s as a draw. I think it would be cooler if they went retro and installed rotary-dial phones in their unintentionally throw-back motel. They'd probably get a lot of hipster business.

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  1. Over the summer I was in a museum with my son. One of the displays featured a rotary-dial phone, which he found to be an utterly perplexing technology. I remember when we got our first touch-tone phone, around 1968 or 1969. It seemed so revolutionary.

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