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The smartphone effect: 1991 vs 2011

Michael Douglas Cell Phone

Michael Douglas Cell Phone

There is little doubt that technology has changed things completely for western society in the last two decades. Computers are smaller and much faster. Games are graphically enhanced to resemble reality. Just about anything we would want to know that used to require a trip to the library can be found on Google or Wikipedia.

The internet might be the most profound technological advancement in the last 20 years, but cell phones in general and smart phones in particular have made the transition to a digitally-driven world much more pronounced. Do you remember what it was like when you got your first cell phone?

This infographic by our friends at the Windows Team gives us a quick look at the changes that have happened in cellular technology over the years and how it has changed the way we do… everything. Click to enlarge.

Cell Phone Evolution

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Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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