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Vandalist: One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Phone-kind

But is the reception any good?

BY: Unknown
LOCATION: Kipling and Norseman
PHOTO BY: Mrs. Captain Monkey Pants
FIELD NOTES: We know this poster is poking fun at people’s obsessions with their telephone technology (which is fair, seeing that Apple sold two million iPhone 5s on the first day of pre-orders alone) but we should still take the time to appreciate the, ahem, gravity of the situation. In just over 30 years we have exceeded the computing power of a SPACESHIP with our telephones. Alexander Graham Bell and Neil Armstrong are probably high-fiving in heaven right now.

CORRECTION: September 22, 2012, 10:40 PM This article originally stated the incorrect intersection for the poster. We regret the error.

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  • Walter Lis

    At college, during the very early 1970′s, I was impressed when my college upgraded their IBM mainframe computer (big air-conditioned room and all) to 40K. That’s K as in thousands. The students had to program their test programs using punched cards. Hated it when some of the cards got ripped reading them in.

  • Vic Gedris

    Keele and Norseman doesn’t exist. I’m guessing this is Kipling and Norseman.

    • Laura Godfrey

      You are correct! Thanks for noting that—the post has now been adjusted.