Archive for ‘texting’

November 11, 2010

Students, University of Sydney, 1969

Intimations of the tweet economy

January 16, 2010

Senior Citizens, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1959

Charles Greenwater struggles with a ridiculously small keypad and the annoyance of predictive text while attempting to notify his wife that the bus is running late again.

January 12, 2010

Young Girls, South Strafford, Vermont, 1976




















“Show me how you do a status update again”

January 12, 2010

Retired Woman, Lyme, New Hampshire, 1976




















Ma tests out her new Paul Revere ringtone.

January 8, 2010

Paul McCartney, London, 1965


















Mish… Mischele… Michelle

January 8, 2010

John Lennon, Hamburg, 1962




















Rare image of John Lennon distracted during a performance at the Kaiserkeller Club.

January 8, 2010

Mia Farrow, New York City, 1964




















Vidal Sassoon was but one indispensable accoutrement.

January 6, 2010

Bob Cousy, Boston Garden, 1963

















After a celebrated career with the Boston Celtics (1951-1963), Bob Cousy is inundated with texts from well-wishers after his final game.

January 6, 2010

Birdman of Alcatraz, 1962


















Notorious Birdman of Alcatraz Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) attempts to gain the attention of Jess Younger (James Westerfield), who is more interested in texting than birdwatching.  Prison warden Harvey Shoemaker (Karl Malden) anticipates a tweet, the source of which is unclear in this image.

January 6, 2010

Fishing off Station Pier, Melbourne, 1952




















Stephen “Bluey” Breen takes time out from flatty fishing to receive an important missive.