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Phone Button History – How the Number Pad Layout was Chosen

During the early part of the 20th century, the only way to call someone was via a rotary dial telephone. By the 1950s however, research for the first number pads for telephones had begun. Numberphile looks at the original research and number pad designs that were put forth and tested, all leading to the layout we are familiar with today.

Phone Buttons – Numberphile [YouTube]

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  • Published 09/2/13

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