Was AT&T Trying To Educate Or Terrify Kids About Phones In The 1950s?

Was AT&T Trying To Educate Or Terrify Kids About Phones In The 1950s?


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The film was actually distributed to schools as a way to educate school kids on proper phone usage. It came with other ‘educational’ propaganda and even a set of fake telephones so kids could practise and master the art of lifting a handset and saying hello. Who knows, maybe if Palm had taken a similar approach — infiltrating schools with similar educational films about its products — webOS might still be alive and kicking today. [YouTube]