Then VS Now
Only slightly a shitpost.
@polychrome There's a joke in Futurama about how tiny cell phones are getting that seems very opposite-of-reality these days.
@Jessica I like phones that fit in my (small) pockets tho~
... and a touchscreen that I can use with one hand can't hurt.
@Jessica yeah this is really not suitable for my use case - I rarely use my phone for videos longer than a meme clip someone sent me and most of the video media I do watch are 4:3 TV episodes from the 70's - 90's. I play games on my ODroid Go Advance.
@Jessica I've got about the same specs with a Snapdragon 845. I don't think it's stupid to not use all that power - I just don't feel obligated when I am already in my comf zone :3
@polychrome I have considered getting one of those prison butt-phones as a keychain trinket, for emergency use.
@polychrome Actually, the "then" should be this. So when it comes to size, it didn't change that much. 😂
@polychrome both are equally ridiculous. When phone manufacturers run out of ideas for how to make things better, they just make things different so that people keep buying.
@will__ I'm perfectly fine with that when the difference is neat.
The Nokia 8110 was neat and so was the Motorola StarTAC.
@polychrome I sort-of do have an issue with recklessly wasting resources on a massive scale. I know they do this to make money, but that's a failure of our economic system, it's not actually a good thing. It's also too large scale for me to think "each to his own".
@polychrome The next step would be a VR phone which sticks to your face all day, just to make you more addictive.
@st3r3otype her Artemis Bow (4th power) can be ridiculously powerful actually, with the right mods. It can surprise people.
It's also a weapon that you can sneak into restricted armament weapons.