The Evolution Of The Mobile Phone Explained

The evolution of the mobile phone is an odd one.

We began with book-size handsets, minimized them to finger-sized, and then rejected that 'less-is-more' mentality for ever-larger screens...

So why did we suddenly shift from shrinkage to 'size matters'?

The answer is simple...

h/t The Burning Platform

 

 

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Is-Be Schlomo Shekelstein Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:40 Permalink

There was a time that our young virgins were our most prized possessions.

They were offered to a victorious enemy as collateral, hostages, until reparations were honoured.

And woe betide any man who defiled them.

Both the conquered and the conquerer would auger the runes in his entrails.

But those were in the days before the Semitic cults of monotheism ruined all morals.

A time when men strove to enter the halls and hearth of Frey and Freya to the thunderous applause of their ancestors.

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thisandthat cossack55 Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:26 Permalink

Though not accurate (more like the other way around)...

Manufacturers were already aiming at today's phones ever since the advent of 3g/umts, at least; they all had their (then unrealistic) current smartphone like (virtual) models, back then — just look at technology promo videos from that time.

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takeaction cossack55 Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:31 Permalink

The first bag phone I had was so clear...then the Motorolla "Brick" phone was the most indestructible phone made. As a kid (Young man)...that first $500 cell phone bill from Cellular One...OMG.  Remember it was PER MINUTE.  These phones were built like TANKS...and worked PERFECT.  When I was young, you had to coat check your Motorola phone at the dance clubs, because it could be used as a weapon...grab onto that big rubber antenna and let it rip.  And with the Battery extension....WATCH OUT.

look how cool we used to be...

http://malibuflash.com/technology/motorola-dynatac

Note: New phones are designed to fail....I have a rule...I do not touch my new phone until I have the bad ass case and glass front cover.  A good case has saved me numerous times.  Do not go cheap.  It is well worth the $30 bucks+

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One of these i… GlobalMapper Sat, 03/17/2018 - 06:14 Permalink

If the law allows it where you live (or if you are more interested in surviving than complying) then try the Rick Simpson method.

Topically, and if your situation allows it & you can weater the mental effects, for deeper more comprehensive treatment take the oil orally, as he directs.

I've witnessed his oil doing it's thing and it simply works, as he says on the video "running from the cure".

 

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SILVERGEDDON takeaction Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:41 Permalink

Original first generation phones would transmit at 3.5 watts. 

They would punch a signal through anything, but prolly dropped your I.Q. a point or so with each call. 

Next gen phones were strangled at 0.5 watts. 

Now, the new NSA gen 5 radiation emitters probably cook you like a hot dog in a microwave during use.

Slowly, so your doctors can kill you with expensive treatment for longer before you kick the bucket. 

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old_cynic cossack55 Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:23 Permalink

Really the sizes got bigger once the primary purpose of the phone became surveillance of the users: dual cameras, especially the front-facing one, gyros to track every motion, wifi and bluetooth to track location and proximity, light/heat/humidity sensors to track environment, etc etc.

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Brazen Heist Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:16 Permalink

Phones are now more overpriced and more fragile, like the snowflakes who use them incessantly.

And loaded with 90% bloatware and spyware.

I enjoyed the flip-phones the most. Bring back the flip, that shit was cool.

zimboe Brazen Heist Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:27 Permalink

Porn created the Internet, The video rental business and big screen TVs.

And also the first VCRs in Japan were specifically invented to play porn at home because Japanese men were too shy to go to a theater, lest they be seen there (word of Cod).

And soon it will drive the creation of true androids or (gynoids) and full VR reality simulation.

...

We need to invent a way for porn to get us to Mars.

"Get your ass to Mars!" becomes "Get your ass on Mars!"

Elon? you know what needs to be done.

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Cash Is King zimboe Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:59 Permalink

You’re right to a point Zimboe. The Japanese invented both the VHS (JVC) and the Betamax (Sony) was introduced to be a higher quality picture but with shorter duration (hence porn) but ultimately the real market (US) didn’t mind grainy pictures and dimly lit porn shoots and at 8 hours of entertainment, that tape was a gift that kept on giving. Unfortunately, a years worth of late fees could bankrupt you faster then going blind! 8-)

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zimboe lakecity55 Sat, 03/17/2018 - 00:47 Permalink

There's an old sci-fi flick called "Devil Girl from Mars", (1954) where a leather-clad dominatrix invades a Scottish village pub out in the country to kidnap fresh breeder slaves for Mars.

Basically an S&M fantasy. It's a hilariously corny example of the B-movie genre. Corny Scots accents.

Great poster- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046907/

Elvira on Movie Macabre had a lot of fun with it.

Aaaand there's a giant robot.

What's not to like?

...

E:

From the Wiki article:

On Mars, the emancipation of the women eventually led to open warfare between the sexes. The females won, usurping the political power of the men. This eventually lead to the sexual impotence of the planet's entire male population; a rapid decline in the birthrate soon followed.

Sound familiar?

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Yen Cross Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:17 Permalink

    Who want's to drop a brick on their Johnson?

   The libtard[lipstick] lesbians love the small phones on vibration mode.

 lol

   What about TV's?

NewYorkPostal Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:19 Permalink

Big smartphones are the status symbol of a generation that doesn't know subtlety. Quality wristwatches used to be compact - now they are as wide as pizzas; used Porsche 911s from the 70s were cheap 10-12 years ago - now they are their own bubble; people dump leased cars every two years - I drive 20-year-old cars, bought with cash. It's a sick, sick society.

DaBard51 Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:20 Permalink

Fork at Apple Watch; missed, you did.

<recalculating><recalculating>...

 

When nine hundred years old you become, look this good you will not.

Consuelo Fri, 03/16/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

It was heard to comment from a patient I visited in 1998 who was at the forefront of the then burgeoning IT space, that 'porn is what powers the internet' - with a deadly straight face.

True then.  Truer now.