I was only a wee pup in 1989 so I totally don't remember this ridiculously awesome Radio Shack "transportable" phone. My first memory of cell phones were brick-sized, not car battery-sized like this one. But still! It was portable! You could use it in your car! I wonder if we'll look back on the iPhone 5 in 20 years and laugh at how silly we once were for wanting a phone with a 4-inch touchscreen and aluminium case. [YouTube via BuzzFeed]
Will The iPhone 5 Be As Ridiculous As This 1989 Transportable Phone In 20 Years?
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Five years ago, I threw away a hard drive. An utterly generic 250GB portable hard drive, already a few years old, with a couple of dings and scratches in its shell and with the beginnings of an audible click that would have eventually killed it. It had a data file containing 1400 Bitcoin on it. No big deal, at the time. Today, those few kilobytes are worth more than four million dollars.
You can't make this s*^& up. Or can you?