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what does that even mean?
the nokia needs to say something different
maybe like “here we go again..”
it isnt funny the way it is now.
In my time… there wasn’t an app for that.
now, this is a little bit funnier than the last time.. :]
respect, or grandpa will kick your butt.
What about great grandpops we never had any mobiles no internet black and white tv steam trains 48 hour weeks work no sex till wedding sat at the dinner table for meals talked to each other about our problems walk for miles to.catch the bus one car per family mum stayed at home to look after us a wood stove chip water heater (THATS FOR WOOD) Fixed wheel bike play with the kids next door play in the bush meet oud mates down at the corner store 5 bob a week spending money and you had to do jobs for that fight with our fists no drugs get pissed for a quid not allowed in tbe pub untill 21 yeats old call the teacher sir or miss and much more dont that sound like fun?
Peter, taking the joke to far mate !!!
You could say the rotary phone is the father of the “cordless 900MHz touch tone phone” which is the father of the “brick” cell phone and cover 30 years, or you could say BlackBerry is the father of the iPhone which is the father of Android and only cover a few years. It’s moving so much faster now.
Maybe there should be a comic about the iPhone upset that it can’t catch up to Android, and the old cordless (landline) phone says “at least you’re still popular”.
When I was a kid we had a three digit phone number (ours was 368) and we had a three party line. When you wanted to make call you picked up the handset and a live operator asked, “Number please.” and you gave her the number you wanted. With a ten party line anyone could pick up their phone and listen to anyone on the line. Later on we were able to pay extra for a ‘private’ line. All phones were black, but later on one could pay 50 cents extra per month and get a white phone. Several years later they came out with the ‘Princess Phone’ which had a lighted dial, really high tech! However, you had to have an AC outlet near the phone because a small plug-in transformer was needed to power the lights.
All phone equipment was owned by the phone company and one rented the service and hardware. Of course if there ever was a problem you just called the phone company and sent someone out to fix it, no charge. Happy days!!!
The majority of cheetahs were wiped out during the last ice age; the remaining cheetah population is inbred such that all remaining cheetahs are virtually clones of each other.
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