Flashbak: "6 common sounds of yesteryear we no longer hear." Number 6 is "the rotary dial."
I actually have a rotary and I love that phone. It weighs about 50 pounds and the ringing bell is clear and sonorous. And here's the best part: when you're pissed at a caller (e.g. telemarketer) you can slam down the handset with great force and abandon.