Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh Technology, Please Slow Down

I never feel my age as much as when I think about how technology has changed in just my 30 or so years on this earth.

I'm not saying that I didn't have indoor plumbing or color television when I was young, but we did have a console television with NO remote and a dishwasher that we had to roll over to the sink and hook up to the faucet.

Our television looked much like the one above but I don't think my mom thought of re-purposing our old one like they did!

Now, I'm also not saying that I've seen technology change as much as other generations. My grandpa farmed with horses when he was younger and then switched to tractors...can you imagine that transition? (I had a great photo of Grandpa and my Uncle Larry in a farm wagon pulled by horses but could I find it...no!)

But the technology in my lifetime has changed - especially in cellphones.

I'm looking to move from a Blackberry to a iPhone or Android and just can't decide. This got me thinking about my first cellphone...

I was telling a coworker about my first "cell phone" which I got as a perk of an internship between by sophomore and junior years in college.

It wasn't a cute flip phone and DEFINITELY not a smartphone.

It was one of these...

I call it a "bag phone." It plugged into the cigarette lighter in my truck.

I LOVED it! Such freedom. If only I knew what was coming...

So, what do you think cell phones will look like in another 5 years?

I can only imagine!


  1. I'm still trying to convince my husband to trade in my dumb phone for a smart one so I can play with all my other friends. I think the combine will have two updates before my phone ever makes his radar! Sheesh! ;-)

    Keep me in the loop on your decision process. A girl can still hope right?

  2. oh my goodness - that is hysterical, i remember when they were that size. wow.

    i can't even imagine what they will look like in 5 years!

  3. Go with the iPhone if you're on Verizon. I had the droid and kept having issues with it.



Related Posts with Thumbnails