omeganuepsilon: erik-k: It's not about the price of the tech. It's about what you can do: Like that old Android (I think it was droid) commercial where the idiot straps on 15 gadgets so he can "do everything" then the phone store salesman points out that a smartphone can do all of that and more.The one aspect where phones are (and will always be) hopelessly inferior to a good dedicated device is the camera. A good camera has optics multiple inches wide illuminating a sensor nearly an inch across, which physically can't fit inside a smartphone.If you had an iPhone in 1991, your functionality of what it can do today would be greatly impacted, much of it related to the internet.The internet and modern software are what make it able to emulate those things. Really, you'd have an over-fancy terminal...IF you had the ability to connect it to computers of the day(91 is pre-usb), write software for the interface, etc.A real computer whiz with plenty of documentation might be able to do something with one that was beyond the scope of the "out of the box" included software. Maybe.
2wolves: anfrind: 2wolves: In 1992 2Gb wide SCSI hard storage was $2800.00I'm tempted to believe they played with the other numbers also.The iPhone has flash storage, not a hard disk.Does TFA quote HDD prices?
scottydoesntknow: This is a very dumb article, even for Fark.
Valiente: scottydoesntknow: This is a very dumb article, even for Fark.da Vinci's wooden, leather and cloth cyclotron? Priceless, even for a Medici.What a stupid article. Exponentially so. It ignores the fact that you need the entirety of the Internet to properly use an integrative device like a smart phone. Or play an MP3, the standard for which didn't exist until 1992. Hell, I can't remember listening to an MP3 file until Winamp happened in '98 or so.
Altair: What a complete farking waste of time. How about add up the deaths to make that iPhone, hipster.
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