Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Remember the Zack Morris Phone from 1990?

I happen to wake up this morning, and my TV was still on. It was 6:35am, and I was waking up to a rerun of Saved By the Bell. I don't remember much about the episode, but I remember Zack pulled out this cell phone that looked like the one in this picture. My, how far we have come as a society. I remember when cell phones like this were only for the social elite. I remember seeing one when I was about 10-years-old, and this lady was carrying it with this big bag. I learned later that the big bag was the cell phone's battery. Of course, her phone had a cord running from the bag to the phone. It must have pre-dated the model in the picture above. As for me, I just bought and iPhone. It's one of the coolest things I have ever owned. I was a math nerd, so my TI-85 calculator was my previous coolest gadget. Not any more. The iPhone has dethroned that calculator. I'm pretty sure the iPhone could have changed the outcome of WWII if it was around back then and happened to get into the wrong hands. It's got that much power and mystique. But I digress... Anyways, nice cell phone, Zack Morris!