Even out in the Californian desert, the good old telephone booth is in it's way to extinction. I recently took the picture on the left at the same place from which I reported in a previous post on remote area 3G coverage. So 3G is killing the phone booth if you will. Not that I am nostalgic about it but this is one quite recent innovation that has come, had its prime and has gone again.
Interesting side note: Have a look at the logo at the top of the booth. According to Wikipedia it is the old Pacific Telephone logo, used until 1983: "In 1969, AT&T revamped its corporate identity, resulting in a simplified Bell logo, absent of "Bell System". This logo remained with Pacific Telephone until 1983". That gives an interesting indication as to when that booth was put there.