Sometimes I Feel Nostalgic… About Phones

This may come as a shock to some people, but I’m old enough to remember rotary phones. My family had one that was very similar to the one pictured above. It was a different colour, but aside from that it looked very much the same. I remember it had a very long cord that would get wound all over the dining room and kitchen as my family members would walk around whilst conversing on it.

From there we went to touch tone phones, and then cordless phones. Now we’re living in a time when many households are ditching their landline phones altogether in favor of mobile phones.

It makes a lot of sense, since a mobile phone will likely always be nearby and people can call you on it anywhere your provider has coverage. If you happen to have unlimited calling, it makes the home phone even less appealing.

Now even mobile phones are undergoing changes as they become more and more computer like. In fact, the iPhone and the Android phones out there are basically already little computers that happen to be capable of making phone calls. They have more storage, ram and a faster processor than the PC my family owned in 1997.

It’s amazing how much the world has changed in just the 26 short years I’ve been alive.  Phones are one small aspect of that. It makes me wonder what our phones will be like in another 20 years. Perhaps we’ll all be making video phone calls.

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