Amusing Reader's Digest Article - 1960
I don’t have the exact text of the article that I picked up in Bangalore, but here is the gist of what was funny: 3 kids took an alarm clock and a telephone handset on a bus, and made the portable phone ring by triggering the alarm clock after which each of them took turns to fake telephone conversations. Everybody else on the bus found this very amusing at that time.
Little did they know that, portable phones were going to become really common in the not-so-distant future. The several concurrent mobile phone conversations taking place on buses today aren’t strange at all.