Offering a visualization of cellphone progress made over the last 25 years, Japanese communications company NTT docomo assembled a cellular timeline to celebrate their 20th anniversary, displaying phones that vary in terms of size, shape, form and materials used.
If you want to see how we went from crawling to walking to opposable thumbs, you can visit the Museum of Natural History, because there, each step seems to have been a purposeful elevation (albeit over thousands of years). But for cell phones assembled in the same timeline, I’m surprised how many models on display are certainly still useful and functional. They are just phones after all. As a thinking man, it may be a small jab against my consumerism spirit, but screw it, I don’t want to be a mood killer on a company’s 20th birthday.