These Kids Have No Idea How To Use A Rotary Phone (Video)
The YouTube comedy team The Fine Bros. know that kids say the darnedest things. Among the segments on The Fine Bros. channel is a series where the brothers show pop-culture videos to the elderly, teens, and kids, while filming their reactions and responses.
In their newest video, they introduce a group of kids to a dated piece of technologyâ€”the rotary phone. Though the kids, who range in ages from 5 to 13, knew the device was a telephone, they were clueless as to how it was used.
One child acknowledged that the phone was something her mother used when she was a child, while others recognized the device from movies and television. When one of the youngest of the kids was asked how he knew what the phone was, he replied assuredly, â€śBecause I read history,â€ť noting that this type of phone was associated with Alexander Graham Bell.
While it seems the young children know their history, they couldnâ€™t be bothered to use the phone if required to do so. Few of them knew the first step to call a person required you to take the phone off the hook. The idea of a dial tone or busy signal? Completely foreign to these kids.
This video demonstrates how quickly technology becomes dated in todayâ€™s world. You might shake your head at the thought of todayâ€™s kids not knowing how to use an old phone, but the video should at least make you smile.