Happy belated birthday to the mobile phone! Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the very first mobile phone call. Needless to say, the 2 lbs. bricks as big as your head didn’t have apps, but looking back at the very first mobile phones will help us all appreciate just how far the industry has come. (Plus, I’m a sucker for videos that show 1980s era mobile phones.)
The next time you get frustrated by an app, take a minute and remind yourself that at least it doesn’t take 10 hours for your phone to charge.
(A special thanks to Slate for putting this video together.)