Digital Future – 21st Century Calling circa 1962

By May 19, 2007 No Comments

Punch card auto dialling and the move from dialing to push button phones – welcome to the future 1962 style. The film below, made by Bell systems, provides a charming look at the future of telecommunications as detailed at the Seattle Worlds Fair.

The movie is positively exuding optimism, something that is lacking in many promotional movies nowadays and note how the glimpse of the future is so exciting the couple just simply have to run everywhere…

Thanks to the Arkitektur blog for providing the YouTube link.


Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.