Remember when your cell phone could barely fit in your pocket? Remember when it could barely fit in your car? Remember when only rich, speedboat-driving WASPs even owned the damn things? Relive the glory of 1989 with this Centel ad, billed on YouTube as the first-ever TV spot for a cell phone. And here’s your bit of irony for the day: Centel was bought by Sprint in 1992, then spat out as Embarq Communications, a local-phone-service provider. Which means they now make all their money off landlines. Weird, huh? Via kottke.org.
—Posted by David Griner