Although the design of this product is plain laughable today, the idea to combine a telephone and computer was pretty daring, back in the good old 80’s. Vintage devices like these seem to have much more of a Bond-feel than the actual grown up smartphones of today. Somehow, the final outcome of technological concepts is often a lot less spectacular than predicted and depicted by future technology philosophers. A striking example of this is the home printed newspaper in George Orwell’s 1984. Technology is already much further, and printing is in many cases só outdated…

Newly created devices are often just very functional and practical, leaving out any show-off elements. It’s better that way, but slightly boring. Really cool, new, spaced out technology is really quickly embedded in our culture and daily life. Remember how short a time it took for the mobile phone to become an absolute necessity? Do you know someone below 35 without a mobile phone? If you do, this person is probably known for this fact. Even though we’re living in a technological time considered very futuristic not so long ago at all, all the stuff we have seems so normal. And it is. More crazy vintage computing here.

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