We operate in our own separate worlds, and pay no attention to others in our midst who are also talking on a cellphone

A few nice cellphone images I found:

We operate in our own separate worlds, and pay no attention to others in our midst who are also talking on a cellphone
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The guy on the left, and the woman on the right, were photographed separately … but the guy in the middle was also on his cellphone, reading a text message…

Note: this photo was used in a Jun 19, 2009 blog titled "." It was also published in a Mar 2, 2010 "" blog with the same title as the caption that I used for this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jun 11, 2010 , with the same title as the caption that I used for this Flickr page. The photo was also published in a Jan 16, 2011 , with the same title and detailed notes that I had written on this Flickr page.

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Looking back on some old photos from 40-50 years ago, I was struck by how visible the differences were between the culture of then, versus the culture of now. In some cases, it was evident from the things people wore, or carried, or did, back then which they no longer do today. But sometimes it was the opposite: things that didn’t exist back in the 1960s and 1970s have become a pervasive part of today’s culture.

A good example is the cellphone: 20 years ago, it simply didn’t exist. Even ten years ago, it was a relatively uncommon sight, and usually only on major streets of big cities. Today, of course, cell phones are everywhere, and everyone is using them in a variety of culture contexts.

However, I don’t think this is a permanent phenomenon; after all, if you think back to the early 1980s, you probably would have seen a lot of people carrying Sony Walkmans, or "boom-box" portable radios — all of which have disappeared…

If Moore’s Law (which basically says that computers double in power every 18 months) holds up for another decade, then we’ll have computerized gadgets approximately 100 times smaller, faster, cheaper, and better — which means far better integration of music, camera, messaging, and phone, but also the possibility of the devices being so tiny that they’re embedded into our eyeglasses, our earrings, or a tattoo on our forehead.

So the point of this album is to provide a frame of reference — so that we can (hopefully) look back 10-20 years from now, and say, "Wasn’t it really weird that we behaved in such bizarre ways while we interacted with those primitive devices?"

Motorola cellphone battery SNN5749A open back
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