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Analog City – NYC B.C. (Before Computers) July 10, 2022

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Ever wonder how anything got done before computers? I went to see this new exhibit at the Museum of the City of NY with a friend who is 25 years my junior. I recollected more than she did and we had lots of laughs, shared stories and generally recalled most of the treasures in this exhibit. Analog City: NYC B.C. (Before Computers) uncovers the array of tools, technologies, and lost professions that supported New York City as it exploded into a global metropolis in the pre-digital era. Focusing on the period between the 1870s and the 1970s, Analog City examines the technologies that enabled the city to reach its position as the “capital of the world” in an age before the speed and capacity of today’s digital technologies. Set against a contemporary backdrop of 24-hour news cycles and high-speed trading—in which questions about privacy, truth, and the impact of social media are increasingly pressing—the exhibition uncovers this bygone era of paper files and pneumatic tubes, of note cards and telephone directories, and examines how New York thrived as a center of finance, news, research, and real estate in an era before personal computers and the internet’. This exhibit is on thru the end of the year. Check it out and enjoy!

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1. Irina - July 10, 2022

Wow, what a walk down memory lane. Now I panic if I forget to put my cellphone in my bag!

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judylobo - July 10, 2022

Hahaha – I totally understand

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2. Saima - July 10, 2022

Love this. I have several real phones from different eras, I use them in plays now. But they work in real life too.

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judylobo - July 10, 2022

Thanks Saima

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3. Mark W - July 10, 2022

ahhhh, yes — the good OLD days (!!). have always wanted one of those pedestal phones (!).

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judylobo - July 10, 2022

Some of the old days were very good.

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4. Mary Radice - July 10, 2022

Cool walk into our past – thanks Judy!
And I think I know why some people like myself still have a landline……so we can locate our cell phone! 🙂

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judylobo - July 10, 2022

LOL

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