Happy Birthday to the Mobile Phone
UPDATED: 2022 This post is several years old now and the links are long gone unfortunately…but I did update it with some thoughts about mobile phone usage now and how I long for those old analogue days.
40 Years – For Realz?
Is it really 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made? Hard to believe that…
Here’s a link to my Scotland Tonight appearance from earlier this month.
The topic, a decidedly geeky one, (much to my joy) was Has the mobile phone changed the way we live, work and play?
How Far We Have Come
Update 2022: Isn’t it strange how far we have come with technology….and especially the mobile phone? 49 years old now. Crazy or what?
First they were like bricks, then they got a bit small, black and white screens that sometimes even flipped closed. Then we had colour screens with keyboards, then everything touchscreen.
Sometimes I start to long for those simple keyboard days again. Truth be told, I liked a good Blackberry for a while there…I had several. They made it so easy to text. Sure, now I can either do voice notes or speak my texts into the microphone while it types what I say. But I liked me a good keyboard.
Do You Long for the Good Ole Days?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I wish I could back to a flippy phone, or an analogue phone. The days when every_single_minute didn’t hold another dopamine notification. We were not always switched on and contactable. We were not checking our phones over 2000 times a day. We basically lived in real time. I never thought I would ever miss those days so much…But honestly sometimes I do. Do you? Do you sleep with your phone next to you? I don’t. I am now resorting to airplane mode around 11 and charging it in a different room. That’s only a recent thing. I’d love to hear your thoughts.