One of our latest interactives in our partnership with PRI’s “The World” is the story of telephone booths in the outer reaches of Scotland – the Scottish highlands.
The telephone booths have been part of people’s lives there for a long time, but they are being removed because they’re no longer used enough to make economic sense for British Telecom.
Enter Scottish villagers who are protesting. They’re argument? Cell phones don’t work so well in our villages, we need the phone booths!
It’s a story about nostalgia and the limits of technology.