This is what communication before texting looked like. Back in the mid-1970s, humans communicated with a quaint custom called “talking.” In Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, talking was a wildly popular technology. The app was free. There were no carrier charges. No taxes. No service plan. No minimum commitment. And no bandwidth limitations. Pardon my cynicism, but I was in a meeting yesterday where people sitting in the same room were texting each other when they could have talked for free. Note the baby, barely visible in window next to the woman and the Latin King graffiti at the bottom of the frame. This picture was taken on Winthrop near Ainslie.