[rollei_list] Re: old phone numbers

  • From: Ferdi Stutterheim <fstutterheim@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 16:23:23 +0100

Like "Whitehall 1212" to get the "Yard" in English detective stories.

Ferdi.

Op 21-jan-2009, om 17:50 heeft Peter K. het volgende geschreven:

As to what people remember, the max is 5 items based on a Bell Labs study from the 1940s. This is why the old phone numbers read like Elgin 1 -2345. "Elgin 1" was considered one item (or number) followed by 4 others. This of course has changed with tel numbers being all numeric nowadays.

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