Danish Students Create A Phone That Dials Up The Internet

We all remember dial-up internet (some people still use it today, or at least have the same speed).

Students James Zhou, Sebastian Paul Hunkeler, Jens Skoug Obel and Isak Frostå from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design have built an “internet phone” using a classic rotary telephone. It allows users to “call” websites, with each dial inputting the IP address necessary to access a website. A voice then reads the website down the line.

I like the custom Yellow Pages they made featuring different websites. There’s also a developer mode that reads out the code and an incognito mode that reads out a site in the Apple whisper voice. Clever.

A fine mix of sophistication and limited technology. And here’s a rotary phone as a PC peripheral.

(via Dezeen)

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