Watch this dumbfounded kid utterly confused by a Phonebooth


Sometimes we take for granted just how far technology has come in recent years. Allow this bewildered child to remind you as he struggles to identify the endangered Phonebooth species in its native environment.

Makes you grin – and think for a minute – about this crazy industry we call technology, does it not? When this boy grows up to be a movie director and films the next Superman, where would he have Clark Kent change into his red undies and cape? In a Starbucks’ bathroom?

Or maybe the whole thing will come full circle…

It’s not far from reality: as Adweek Reports, “pay phones around [New York City] will soon be re-animated as WiFi kiosks”. Those kiosks will also allow free outgoing calls via touchscreen to telephone numbers inside the United States. The phonebooth lives!

Details of the agreement will have tech geeks jumping for joy, privacy buffs cringing at potential intrusions, and city government smiling at the dollars rolling in:

  • 20 times faster than the average New Yorker’s home WiFi
  • Law enforcement will have the right to certain data if deemed necessary (advertisers blocked)
  • About $50 Million in annual revenue expected over the next decade

Pretty ingenious. Let’s just hope your great grandkids aren’t using phonebooths to exit the matrix on the way to the eventual destruction of the human race by artificial intelligence.

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. inb4 “slow news day?”

    1. This whole week has been slow.

      1. The part about NYC turning phonebooths into free WiFi kiosks is rather interesting though…

        1. Says it will generate $50 mil but it will probably cost $100 mill to put in. Between the union labor to pull out the old twisted pair and re-pull fiber then set up and program each kiosk, it will cost plenty. Then what happens on night one when the homeless guy wanting to sleep in the old phone booth pisses on the router and shorts it out. This sounds too much like pie in the sky or worse, just a way to funnel more money to a program doomed to fail. Color me pessimistic.

    2. hey at least u are posting some funny stuff. it could be worse, we could start seeing Apple articles pooping up

      EDIT: Or popping* same crap

  2. LMFAO awesome

    1. Didn’t I see you in Technobuffalo this morning? Lol

      1. in there all the time!! =)

  3. Its a payphone….not a phone booth

    1. That’s exactly what I was going to post. Phone booths are a subset of payphones. Superman stepped into a phone booth and closed the door to change into his super suit. Nobody can do that at the payphone this kid is wondering about.

      1. sounds like the author is even a bit confused about payphones :)

  4. Awesome

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