By Braddah Lance
In dis day and age, if you don't have a cell phone by now......
Wassup Wit Dat!
I vaguely remembah da stages of "personal" electronics and help me out if I missed something:
Electronic Personal Organizer (was it called PDA or something li'dat?)
Flip Phone (no pun intended to da PI's out there)
Who Can Make Da Smallest Phone
Who Can Make Da Slimmest Phone
Phones Dat Slide Out and get keyboard
Phones Dat Can Send Text
Phones Dat Can Go On Da Internet
"Smart Phones" which really combined everything above
Phones Dat Will Help You Pee
Ok, so no more any phone dat'll help you pee but was just checking to see if you was reading or not...... but I'll bet there'll be an app for dat soon enough.
I'm guilty for owning most of da things up there. I remembah having a pager in high school although it nevah make sense cause you still had to find a pay phone to make da call but then we got smart and made up codes to avoid da anxiety of finding a phone.
You leave your phone numbah (yeah, we acutally memorized peoples phone numbahs back then) + "911" and you knew to call right away. Or maybe if you had asked a question like if your friend was going or not, leave your numbah + "1" for yes or "2" for no and stuff li'dat and then it got interesting wen you wen fo'get if it was 1 for yes or 1 for no.
And then came da boom of cell phones wea before only had da bricks but now dat you had one pager, gotta add one phone to da arsenal but because there wasn't such a thing as unlimited minutes, you either gotta talk fast or be selective about wat numbah you going call back from da pager to da phone.
I nevah had one organizer but now dat I tink about it, I surah had CHOKE phones. I had da kine minature brick, then as it gradually got down in size I had to "upgrade" and then I remembah having da "newest" toy on da block wit one CAMERA on da flip phone! It was such da craze to be able to take a pic wit your phone.
And now I'm guilty of having one "smartphone" although da buggah not too smart if I gotta tell 'em wat fo' do yeah? And you evah wen notice dat as da phones got "smarter".... people got dumber?
How many phones have you gone through? I swear I must of gone through about two dozen phones already. Are you guilty of going along with da times of portable personal technology? Did you have something your ohana or friends nevah have at da time? Wat you tink is coming out next?
In all honesty, I'm waiting for da hybrid of da tablet/phone to come to fruition. There are actually a few of them out right now with biggah screens than da current smartphones but still not a full blown tablet size which combines more of a computah aspect than a phone.