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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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    like a chihuahua urinating on a towering inferno...

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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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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Nokia 5110 was my first phone back in 1999, I bought it used from a college friend. I was on the one-2-one network. Networks have come along way since then.

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Must be showing my age, I had a Capri lol
    I had a Capri too. Four times. A 3.0 Ghia, then three 2.8is.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    I was never lucky enough to have the 2.8, I had a 2 litre with a 4 speed manual transmission
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    Re: It Will Never Catch On

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    I was never lucky enough to have the 2.8, I had a 2 litre with a 4 speed manual transmission
    Those certainly were different times.

    The 3.0 Ghia was second-hand, but the 2.8's were brand new. And around £9k, for what was, at that time, a pretty damn quick car. Now, of course, your average budget family run-around often matches it (about 9 seconds, just under IIRC, to 60mph).

    I also remember visiting a friend whose parents lived in a small-ish mining village, and some ex-coal board houses were appearing on the market .... for less than I'd just paid for the car. And sure, they were smallish, but ... still nice, and in a very nice village.

    Go about 5 miles down the road and you could buy a house, albeit in a less 'desirable' location for, well, I could have bought two for the cost of the Capri.

    Think about that in terms of today's property market. Two houses, or for the same money, an upper-mid range if somewhat sporty (by the standards of the day) Ford car.

    Round here now, it's not two-house per Ford, but more like two (or 2.5) new Ferrari's, per house (typical 3 or 4 bed place). My area is not cheap, but it also sure as hell isn't up-market. And by two Ferrari's per house, I mean what the house costs, not what you find parked on the drive.

    Ironically, in that same ex-mining village, I know of one house where there often is a new Ferrari parked on the drive, though. Range Rovers and BMW's seem to be ten-a-penny.
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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