The MIT Dormitory Telephone System
MIT Dormphone - II

Fall 1960

When I was a freshman in the Fall of 1960, Burton/Connor had Institute extensions in the dormitory corridors, and calls from “the outside world” were received there. Whoever was passing by when the telephone rang would answer it, often with a wise-acre greeting such as “Joe’s Abortion Parlor”, which doubtless shocked the parents who called. He would then shout the name of the intended recipient at the top of his lungs. The corridors also had Baker telephones from which one could dial Baker rooms or reach the Ashdown or East Campus operators

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