The Phone of the Future is Broken

By  |  Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 3:43 pm

This AT&T computerphone (which seems to be a model that dates from 1991) at JFK’s international terminal is stuck at Windows NT’s boot loader screen. Which isn’t a huge problem, because someone’s stolen almost all the keys–including, sadly, <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Del>.

I wonder when it last worked, and when anyone last wanted to use it? I came across it because I was doing what seems to be the most common activity at airport pay phones these days: sitting down so I could use my laptop.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. GregPC Says:

    Oh yeah, sorry about that Harry, I was missing a few keys on my keyboard so grabbed them from there.


  2. John Baxter Says:

    So people in airports tend to break the control, alt, and delete keys, and "borrow" handy spares. Travel anger?

  3. Sawyer Says:

    The poor thing looks almost like one of those Acer Aspire desktop PC from 1996.