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2 minutes ago, One percent said:

I can beat that 

what time we meeting?

7pm

where?

under the clock station square 

if someone didn’t turn up, you had not a clue why. How did we manage before mobiles, the internet and dating apps?  

Something you want to share, yoyo knickers?

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4 minutes ago, One percent said:

if someone didn’t turn up, you had not a clue why.  

You found a phone box and rang their Mum.

Failing that you went to the swings and roundabout in the park.

Usually that's where you would find her sister.

Sometimes what you lost on the swings you gained on the roundabout.

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Just now, Bedrag Justesen said:

You found a phone box and rang their Mum.

Failing that you went to the swings and roundabout in the park.

Usually that's where you would find her sister.

Sometimes what you lost on the swings you gained on the roundabout.

Half my teens n 20s were spent wandering around trying to find people.

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I was working in the US at the time of 911 - although I was in the UK on the day - and one thing that struck me back then was how further advanced with mobile phones the UK was compared to the UK. All the Brits I worked with had state of the Art phones from Nokia or Motorola. What happened to them?

But the Americans were still on pagers - and only the top managers had them.

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37 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I was working in the US at the time of 911 - although I was in the UK on the day - and one thing that struck me back then was how further advanced with mobile phones the UK was compared to the UK. All the Brits I worked with had state of the Art phones from Nokia or Motorola. What happened to them?

But the Americans were still on pagers - and only the top managers had them.

I was in Durban in about 1990 and was astounded how many people had cell phones. But it was explained that as they had never really had functioning landlines they were much quicker to take up the mobile era.

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1 minute ago, Wight Flight said:

I was in Durban in about 1990 and was astounded how many people had cell phones. But it was explained that as they had never really had functioning landlines they were much quicker to take up the mobile era.

It's also surprising how few people have landlines now.

Jess Phillips for one.

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1 hour ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I was working in the US at the time of 911 - although I was in the UK on the day - and one thing that struck me back then was how further advanced with mobile phones the UK was compared to the UK. All the Brits I worked with had state of the Art phones from Nokia or Motorola. What happened to them?

But the Americans were still on pagers - and only the top managers had them.

Today you still sign for a credit cards in the US. So far behind it's very bizarre. 

Especially as most of the world's biggest "Tech" firms originate from there. 

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21 minutes ago, Bedrag Justesen said:

Especially if their Mum was watching TV.

No Sky+ to pause back then.

 

Ringing up a girl to ask her out and having to explain the purpose of your call to her dad first.

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I was on a retreat from society when 9/11 occurred -- I didn't find out about it for a week.  This was even more surprising given my job at the time -- people were going crazy trying to contact me (no mobile reception).

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2 minutes ago, dgul said:

I was on a retreat from society when 9/11 occurred -- I didn't find out about it for a week.  This was even more surprising given my job at the time -- people were going crazy trying to contact me (no mobile reception).

You are osma bin laden and I claim my five pounds. :)

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18 minutes ago, dgul said:

I was on a retreat from society when 9/11 occurred -- I didn't find out about it for a week.  This was even more surprising given my job at the time -- people were going crazy trying to contact me (no mobile reception).

As in you were living offgrid in the woods eating squirrel, or just on the dole?

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