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Here's my smartphone. There's quite a difference between now and then.

http://m.imgur.com/OGwmqjd
 

 

 

This is mine:

 

 

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Nice phone, Will! I just have an iPhone 4 at the moment. xD

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Will, is your phone a HTC One M8?
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Will, is your phone a HTC One M8?

 

Yep. :biggrin:



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Holy shit Will, your phone is twice as powerful as my laptop.

 

 

Anyway, wouldn't a smartphone need to run third party apps to be called a smartphone? I don't know, the definition of smartphone isn't that clear tbh, tends to change often.



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Will, is your phone a HTC One M8?

 
Yep. :biggrin:
Lucky.
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for life" -Terry Pratchett
"And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you"-Friedrich Nietzsche
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Gonna put a MetaPro on pre order soon. I'll be wearing my phone on my face.

And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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Nice! I've got the LG G3

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Probably implanted in our bodies.

I was just about to say that.



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I have no smartphone lol.... If smartphones are to grow exponentially in the future, I bet it's going to be into our minds by then.


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I have no smartphone lol...

Neither do I. I thought I was the only person under 50 who didn't...



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This time last year, I didn't either. You can buy a smartphone at Dollar General for $20. I even saw one for $5.
Computers that, 20 years ago, would cost a trillion dollars.

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Imagine a birthday card with a chip in it that is capable of exascale computation and it only costs $10.00 (adjusted for future inflation). Wonder why we would even need that much computation in a birthday card... We'll probably find a way to justify this.


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Imagine a birthday card with a chip in it that is capable of exascale computation and it only costs $10.00 (adjusted for future inflation). Wonder why we would even need that much computation in a birthday card... We'll probably find a way to justify this.

I'm guessing it displays a fully 3D hologram movie


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This time last year, I didn't either. You can buy a smartphone at Dollar General for $20. I even saw one for $5.
Computers that, 20 years ago, would cost a trillion dollars.

I hear that smartphone plans cost hundreds or thousands of dollars a year, though.



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It depends on the carrier. But every carrier does have a prepaid option of some sort, with no contract needed. I got a smartphone a few months ago and it's on a prepaid plan, and I only have to pay $10 a month. Every month, it gets topped up and it does get accumulated. This is as basic as it goes though, with no data, though depending on who you go with, there'd be data options as add-ons. I paid about $100 for the phone itself.


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https://www.reddit.c...oldinternet/top

https://www.reddit.c...heinternet/top/

https://www.reddit.c...esInternet/top/

https://www.reddit.c...roWebsites/top/

https://www.reddit.c...ivetourism/top/

 

It's kinda hard to believe there's such thing as the 'old' Internet, considering it's a medium many living people are older than. But here it is: a time machine back in the '80s, '90s, and early '00s. So pray that your 4000 baud connection holds up for more than 30 minutes.

 

Like this

Les_Horribles_Cernettes_in_1992.jpg

 

Would you believe this is actually the first image ever uploaded onto the Internet?


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http://www.hamsterda...g/hamsterdance/

 

 

One of the first big internet memes.


Cats.


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This website has a magic that makes people draw back here like moths to light.


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A while ago, I did a post on Bill Gates' predictions for the future. One of the things he talked about was how Internet forums would become a thing after 1999, and I was amused as to how he had missed the fact internet forums had been a thing for almost 20 years by that point.

 

But rather than keeping it to myself, why not show it off to the world?

 

Here are some particularly big events: 

 

----- 12 May 1981 Oldest usenet article in the Google Groups Archive
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-------- May 1981 First mention of Microsoft
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-------- Jun 1981 First mention of Microsoft MS-DOS
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-------- Aug 1981 First review of the IBM-PC
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-------- Oct 1981 TCP/IP Digest #1
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-------- Jun 1982 First mention of Star Wars Episode 6
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-------- Jul 1982 First mention of a compact disc
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-------- Aug 1982 First mention of the Commodore 64
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-------- Aug 1982 First mention of Apple's Lisa and Macintosh products
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-------- Nov 1982 Early reference to emoticons
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-------- Dec 1982 First thread about AIDS
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-------- Jul 1983 First mention of Madonna
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-------- Sep 1983 Stallman's announcement of GNU
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-------- Nov 1983 First mention of Microsoft Windows
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-------- Jan 1984 First reference to Apple's Super Bowl commercial
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-------- Apr 1984 The kremvax hoax
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-------- Aug 1984 First mention of the Commodore Amiga
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-------- Jan 1986 First mention of the Challenger tragedy
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-------- Feb 1986 First mention of the MIR space station
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-------- Sep 1986 Gene Spafford's comments on the Great Renaming
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-------- Mar 1988 First mention of the term 'search engine'
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-------- Nov 1988 The first warning about the Morris Internet Worm
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-------- Nov 1988 Gene Spafford's analysis of how the Internet Worm worked
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-------- Feb 1989 First mention of Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
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-------- Mar 1989 First discussion of cold fusion
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-------- Sep 1989 First mention of AOL
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-------- Oct 1989 First post in alt.hypertext
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-------- Nov 1989 First post from Berlin after the wall came down
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-------- Jul 1991 The kremvax exists!
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-------- Aug 1991 C.E.R.N.'s Announcement of the World Wide Web project
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-------- Sep 1991 Announcement of Internet Gopher
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-------- Oct 1991 Linus Torvalds' Linux announcement
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-------- Dec 1991 First post to alt.religion.kibology by Kibo
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-------- Jan 1992 The famous Linux debate between Andy Tanenbaum and Linus Torvalds
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-------- May 1992 First Usenet post from an AOL account
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-------- Jun 1992 First BOFH post
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-------- Mar 1993 Marc Andreessen's Mosaic announcement
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-------- Apr 1993 Gene Spafford's farewell post
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-------- Apr 1994 First mass spamming (Green Card spam)
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-------- Jun 1994 Announcement of the WebCrawler launch
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-------- Oct 1994 Marc Andreessen's Netscape announcement
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-------- Dec 1994 Early mentions of Yahoo! and Lycos before they were companies
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-------- May 1995 First mention of DejaNews
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-------- Dec 1995 Announcement of the AltaVista launch
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-------- Mar 1998 First mention of Google
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-------- May 1998 First mention of Mac OSX
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-------- Feb 2001 Google acquires Deja archive
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----- 11 Dec 2001 Google offers 20-year Usenet Archive


And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.






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