We all knew it was coming. The decline of the phone booth has run about side by side (and maybe even a little faster) than that of newspapers, yellow pages and common sense (Hey! Did I just say that?! Sorry.)
As more and more people have mobile or smart phones the need for the public phone booth is going away except for maybe the extremely poor or those needing one for unsavory business.
So with phone booths becoming less and less practical will there be something replacing them? In New York City, at least, the answer is yes and what they are doing looks pretty cool and it doesn’t even remove the phone from the equation for good reason. Jeff John Roberts of GigaOM tells us