Thursday, June 4, 2009

POTD: cups on a string



Remember the ol' cup-on-a-string method of communication? Well, it still works, even in today's high-tech world. Although I'd like to point out that if you're standing less than five feet away from the other person, simply talking might be easier.

6 comments:

Petrea said...

If you're standing more than 5 feet away, can you still hear each other through the string?

Toast, I'm loving these pictures. You have a great sense of charm and humor.

toast said...

Petrea - You definitely can hear each other from a good distance. Our string was actually about 7 feet long, but we shortened it for the picture. :) Thanks for the compliments!

Sharon said...

hahah this photo made me laugh...maybe standing in separate rooms would help ;)

Rosemary said...

I love this! The string phone and polaroids completely remind me of being a kid.

toast said...

Sharon - Yes, maybe that would have made the cup communication more necessary. X)

Rosemary - I'm glad you like it! I live with a bunch of my little cousins, so I'm lucky to be able to extend my childhood through them. :)

Claus von Zastrow said...

This is a wonderful, whimsical photo. May I use it (together with appropriate attribution and link to you) on my blog, www.publicschoolinsights.org? We're a non-profit in the area of school reform, and we think your wonderful photo would illustrate a point we want to make about research findings getting lost as they get communicated from one group to the next.