For some, this might be hard to come to grips with but … yes. It is indeed an “old-fashioned phone”, as the boy in the following video calls it.

Which, in a lot of ways, is a good thing. This kid will never have to scrounge for quarters in between couch cushions just to call a loved one. He’ll never have to dial someone “collect”, only to have the charges denied. He’ll never have to worry about crazy germs and strange spittle on the receiver before dials a number from a ratty napkin he scribbled a number on yesterday.

We should all be jealous.