Long gone are the days of the mighty rotary phone. Did the fine art of phone conversation die as well?

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Text Me, Tweet Me, But Please Don't Call— Why We're Not Answering Our Phones Anymore

October 9, 2013

We live in the age of emails, texts, tweets and transcribed voicemails. With all this easy outreach, have you abandoned the good, old-fashioned phone call? Jim Braude and Margery Eagan opened up the lines (and truthfully, they read a few emails — but no texts!) to ask if we've abandoned the fine art of phone conversation.

Read the New York Times op-ed that got Jim and Margery talking about this.

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