I have a tiny little mobile phone which has several functions available the main ones being: I can phone people or better still they can phone me. No camera, no internet – no facebook notifications – no twitter updating. How can I possibly survive???
While the currently available phones are getting bigger, and bigger, and BIGGER:
Back in the late 90’s I had the classic BRICK. This one also had all the functions anyone would ever need from a phone: I could ring people or better still they could ring me. No camera, no internet, no ICQ, no Bluetooth (Yes, go look it up. Ericsson invented Bluetooth in 1994 though the first problematic versions were cleared up and a standard was ratified in 2002).
At that time, the phones were getting SMALLER, and smaller, and smaller!
It was funny to see a big rugged man, for example, stabbing at the miniature keys on these itsy-bitsy-look-at-us-we-can-make-techy-stuff-really-little, totally impractical phones.
Guess I’m just the basic unit, despite the trends.
It reminded me of earlier times when the same sort of mindset brought us eyestraining televisions, calculators, etc.
When I was younger I used to say, “In my life-time, all this disjointed and brand-focused technology will come together to actually work in our lives”. Ok, techno geeks, best get to it, time is getting away …