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    It Will Never Catch On

    No one will want a phone they can take outdoors :

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    I remember in the mid to late 80s when they were *just* becoming popular, I used to phone in to R Shropshire to answer quizzes and give traffic reports etc. My monika was YD : "Yuppy Dave" !!!!

    There are still a few folks I know call me YD ! The DJ/presenter created a whoioe persona for me, driving a transit van with a dog, a K6 red telephone box welded onto the roof and me steering by wire, the dog operating the pedals

    What fun !
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    I miss the 1970s....
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

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    I miss the 1970s....
    I will never forgive the 70's for those flared trousers.

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    We'll be back to a 3 day week soon, dont worry. It will be rickets and diptheria next.
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Flared trousers - what about the platform shoes

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Which would you prefer - Fashion designed around just looking a bit different... or fashion derived from either the need to set yourself above everyone else or from some weird cultural brain-fart?

    My dad was a Teddy Boy. People back then just got the best they could afford, making it themselves if necessary, and took pride in their appearance.
    Fashion now is about showing off how much money you spent on a disgusting-looking, disgustingly expensive waste of branded tat, or about wearing your pants so low your entire backside is hanging out because that's what the 'property' does in prison, innit...

    Personally I'd be quite happy seeing people in black shirts and flares with white jackets, driving a Ford Capri.
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    I'd be down for the Capri part of that, have to be a Mk2 '76 though, that's when I was born and there's a certain poetry having a car from the year you were born right...

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Must be showing my age, I had a Capri lol
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Can't have the Capri unless you dress like Bodie and Doyle. It's the rule!
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Well I did have hair back then!
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Man, I remember back when I got my first portable mobile phone. Some Motorola D160 and I locked it after 20 minutes with a passcode, took me 3 days to get back into it...

    Would never have dreamt of being able to do what we can do now on a mobile phone, it's mind boggling.

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