Post Office Telephones

In the United Kingdom, until 1982, there was only one place you could go to if you wanted a telephone in your house: The General Post Office.

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Glamour

See that December 2017 edition of Glamour magazine that’s currently on your local retailer’s shelves? It’s the last monthly issue you’ll ever see in the UK.

Pears’ Cyclopaedia

This week, publisher Penguin Random House confirmed that the 2017-18 edition of the Pears’ Cyclopaedia, which came out on Thursday, will be the last. Indeed, its cover boldly proclaims: The Final Edition. So, not The Final Frontier, then.

Stamps you had to lick

Stamps used to have a glue on the back that you had to breathe into life by adding moisture. You then had to stick the stamp to the paper envelope as the backing dried. Definitely before the backing dried, as then the stamp wouldn’t stick.

Slides

The original PowerPoint was first manufactured in the seventeenth century. The magic lantern was a form of image projector that used bright light to project pictures painted on sheets of glass onto a screen, perhaps a white wall or a sheet.