I didn't receive my first cell phone until I was 16 years old. That would have been in 2006. However, the kind of phone I would have used in the 90's?
|I legit had this exact same phone. Mr. Dressup was getting fed up with my excessive calling.|
Instead, I settled for toy phones. I would lug it around by the cheap twine that came attached to the toy and call Mr. Dressup excessively. He didn't return any of my calls though, so in return I'd throw the phone down the stairs, thinking that it would help. After all, I'd watch TV and see that the best solution to fixing something was to give it a good smack. TV not working? Give it smack. Fixed. Computer? Smack. Fixed.
Toy phone only got more and more brittle. I don't know where he's at now.
In reality this is what a cell phone from the 90's looked like:
|A paper weight...errr.....cell phone from the 90's.|
Now we have smaller and more powerful phones. Phones that record voices, text, let you play games, surf the Internet (the InterWHAAAAA?!) have face to face conversations, catch up on the news, you can even close and open a virtual zipper on your phone! If you're into that kind of thing...I won't judge you.
|Close and open a virtual zipper, use it as a flashlight or just check your email...you know.|
It scares me to think that some children are getting these smartphones, or phones in general, at ages as young as 9 or 10. What are these parents thinking!? Your children don't need these phones at this age. Texting and calling is not necessary when they're likely under the parent's supervision for a large part of the day. Timmy doesn't need to call Mary to ask her out on a date at the age of nine. Timmy won't be able to drive her anywhere for another 7 years.
Regardless, mobile devices have helped improve our world. Yes, some people rely on these devices, which is too bad, but when used in moderation it's one of the best tools to keep you informed and smart. Just download the apps you need: news, sports, stocks, weather and anything else relevant.
And Zombie Highway. Everyone's allowed at least one guilty pleasure.