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Tweet Like Don Draper With This Retro Rotary Phone
By Anthea Quay, 03 Nov 2011
Russia-based firms UP Digital Bureau and Unteleported Tech Agency collaborated to produce the world’s first analogue Twitter client: Tweephone.
Like an old-school phone, Tweephone makes you enter your tweet using the rotary dial one character at a time—as if you were in the 1960s.
To send the tweet, hang up.
The text-dialing function is based on the same principles as old cell phones.
Some letters require two or three turns to get the letters, for example: for “a” you’d have to dial “2” once, but for “f” you’d have to dial “3” three times.
Within the retro chassis, an Arduino micro-controller would interpret the pulls of the dial and convert them to letters.
Probably not the most efficient in completing a 140-character tweet within the shortest time, but the Tweephone certainly makes things more interesting—Mad Men’s Don Draper would approve.
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