Figure. These pictures represent some of Nokia's visions for future applications and services: electronic newspapers, video postcard, video conference, mobile Internet access, and PDA functionalities. Barely two generations have passed since people regarded the telephone as a miraculous if not very trustworthy device that could conquer physical distance. The further my grandfather was from the person at the other end of the line, the more he would raise his voiceas though sheer loudness would help the signal snake around mountains, leap highways and forge rivers. I could picture him chasing his words with a stick and driving them over…
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