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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Brought back to my mind in recent days because of other conversational goings-on at another mostly totally off-topic here Forum I also belong to, thus these quick pics snapped this AM. For the record neither of these are (yet?) my 'personal property' -- just a couple little artifacts still hanging around to collect dust on a top shelf in a closet at my workplace, both were my boss' first cellphones back then when such things were "brand new". ;-)

    My own 'first cellphone' didn't come along until a year or three after they both got these two, mine was an otherwise one sided one piece one faced thing (w/belt clip) about half the size of the littlish 'wedge phone' shown here...the major reason I then decided that (against my otherwise normal reasoning) I needed it being an unavoidable (pre-scheduled/yada yada) commercial airline flight it so happens I also had to take, roughly a month after the '9-11 disaster' first happened in NYC. <eeek>

    Another accidental factoid. Due to the particular timing of that flight the airlines hadn't yet had the chance to "redesign" <ahem, cough cough> their entire 'fee structures/customer service functions/etc' into the current overly co$tly/uncomfortable me$$ that their victims are now subject to. <nono><frown> I was likely mostly sober when boarding that plane, but was well taken-care-of (read: quite full of $2 vodkas) by the time we landed wherever it was...? <LOL>

    Also for the record, I don't think I've stepped foot aboard an airplane ever since that trip...mebbe once afterward (likewise if I hadta?) but as far as I'm concerned now, I'm DONE with the whole idea of commercial airline travel -- gimme the truck keys instead, please?? ;-) ;-) ;-)

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    1. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      When first introduced, they were as big as a brick, now you can just speak to a palm size and be connected. Wow!!

    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      My most gracious THANKS to fortapache, Brunswick, pw-collector, mikelv85, & Bruce99 for stopping by and leaving your <love it>s! :-) :-) :-)

      It is indeed sorta a spectacular change in a relatively short period of history if somebody could actually come up with a workable and practical way to keep people from playing with their modern ones while they're also *driving*...? <headdesk> Also an amusing (or distressing?) thing to think about...the youngest generations now literally growing up with no realization whatsoever of 'life without the internets in your pocket, anywhere 'ya go'...??

      Maybe a good thing that, maybe not. Only time will tell, no...?? <sigh>

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