“Death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete.”
~ Steve Jobs
The VHS, travel agents, phone sex, maps, typewriters, encyclopedias, CDs, Yellow Pages, Kodak film, hand-written letters and floppy discs. All gone ~ more or less. But not the payphone. At least not yet, because, if you search hard there are actually still a few left in Jakarta – including this multicolored trio in a booth directly in front of Telkom’s main office in central Jakarta.
But they sit there unnoticed, silent and unattended as the crowds of people walk by, most with a cellular phone in their hand or pocket. If you have never used a payphone before, you may wish to soon. Because they certainly aren’t gonna be around much longer!