When we all started living the North American dream, and moving into larger and larger suburban houses, we of course needed a way to communicate within our palatial homes. Enter the in home intercom system. Now with just the simple touch of a button, your shouts of need could be easily transmitted throughout the house. Then at some point these systems fell out of favor. So much out of favor that one of these images came from a DIY article on removing said system from your house.
What has replaced it? Have we as a society just become louder? Do people just text message their kids/spouse/dog when they want their attention?
Certainly the fact that such a system is hard wired into the house doesn’t seem to be the issue. As evidenced by many readers here at AT, installing quality high speed internet connections throughout a home has become fairly common. But what ever happened to in-home intercom systems?