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notnadia:

brooklynmutt:

30 Years Of Cell Phones
via @HistoricalPics

That flip phone in the middle, just before Nokia takes over briefly — I had that one. It was my first cell phone. If needed, you could pull the antenna for better reception. Cingular, you were my first.

That was my second or third cell phone, the Motorola star tac. Still the best phone I ever owned. You never looked cooler than when flipping that baby open to take important calls from your mother.

notnadia:

brooklynmutt:

30 Years Of Cell Phones

via @HistoricalPics

That flip phone in the middle, just before Nokia takes over briefly — I had that one. It was my first cell phone. If needed, you could pull the antenna for better reception. Cingular, you were my first.

That was my second or third cell phone, the Motorola star tac. Still the best phone I ever owned. You never looked cooler than when flipping that baby open to take important calls from your mother.

One anecdote about Putin’s Kremlin reveals a tantalising glimpse of what it is to be a presidential adviser. Putin himself receives briefing information on printed sheets inside red folders; he very rarely uses the internet. According to one source, requirements for his briefing notes have changed significantly in recent months. The president now demands notes on any topic to be no more than three pages long and written in type no smaller than 18 point.
perzadook

perzadook:

It’s worth reading. A little rambly, but interesting.

It was interesting, he’s right about the uselessness of international organisations in mediating between states. Might have something to do with his friends spending ten years wishing entire floors of said institutions would be blown up.