A few weeks ago I wrote about my frightening experience when I realized I had left the house without my cell phone.  As I was looking through the CIO Magazine archives recently I came across a slideshow created by Ross Catanzariti called The Mobile Phone: A History in PicturesBoy, did that bring back memories.  The slides show pictures of mobile phones dating as far back as 1983. 

Sometimes you  really need to look back to appreciate how much we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve advanced.  The pictures provide a 25 year retrospective on how mobile technology has revolutionized our communications experience. In looking at the pictures I couldn’t help but think if we accomplished all this in the past 25 years, where will mobile technology be in the next 25, in the year 2035?  Where will technology as a whole be then? It was too mind boggling to even fathom. But exciting to contemplate all the great possibilities.

What about you?  Where do you think mobile technology will be in 2035?  But what I really want to know is how many of the old mobile phones pictured in the slideshow did you use?  My favorite was the car phone.  As the writer points out, it did look more like a radio than a cell phone – and weighed as much, too.

Enjoy the slides and Happy Friday, everybody!