1989 Cell Phone for $379

Had yet another startling conversation today with a 24 year old guy at one of my clients. This is a young man who is very smart when it comes to understanding Internet and Web technologies coupled with at least an appreciation for scale and the challenges to get people to use the stuff he builds.

When we’ve met, he’s had comments like “whatever” when we talked about how far things have come technically in just a couple of decades as I put into context how fast development has moved with Internet and Web development just since 2000.

So I sent him this GE mobile phone commercial of a bag cell phone for $379 as a compare-n-contrast to the iPhone he whips out whenever we meet (his is “superior” to mine since it’s hacked, he says) and he laughed and told me it did make him stop and think about just how slow..and how fast….cell development has occurred.

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