by Locker Room contributor
The other Michael Moore complained about the quality of cell phones when John Stossel offered them as an example of how the private sector works. Stossel also compared the Trabant to any vehicle on the road today in America – even the Touareg is better.
In case your still not sure that cell phones are better today, compare the first mobile phone
Motorola’s DynaTAC ‘Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage’ let you talk for 30 minutes, could go a full eight hours between charges, was 13 x 1.75 x 3.5 inches in dimension, boasted eight hours of standby time, took 10 hours to recharge, featured an LED display and memory to store thirty “dialing locations”. Wooo.
Oh yes, the price was some $3,995 in 1983 dollars.
and the iPhone
The iPhone is a multimedia and Internet-enabled quad-band GSM EDGE-supported mobile phone designed and sold by Apple Inc. The iPhone’s functions include those of a camera phone and a portable media player (“iPod”), in addition to text messaging and visual voicemail. It also offers Internet services including e-mail, web browsing, and local Wi-Fi connectivity. User input is accomplished via a multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard and buttons.
The iPhone has been available since June 29, 2007 in the United States from Apple retail and online stores, and from AT&T Mobility. It is currently offered for US$399 for an 8 GB model.
From $4000 for a mobile phone to $400 for a mobile everything in less than 25 years. And your doctor still has paper files.