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People's Daily Comments: Do you remember the phone you used 10 years ago?

(People's Daily Online)    08:52, September 15, 2017

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Apple released its new generation of iPhone a few days ago. On the special occasion of the 10th anniversary since iPhone was first produced, iPhone X was released to the public to celebrate the year, known as “the most expensive iPhone ever”. People joked about selling their kidneys to buy the smart phone, or worried about whether the phone with face recognition feature would fail to recognize girls’ faces after their makeups are removed. While people are paying great attention to the product release, an H5 page entitled “Find the phone you used 10 years ago” has gone viral online. Recalling the non-smart phones we used can bring back much nostalgia and memory.

Most of the phone models we used had disappeared on the market. Some of us can well remember the “hand-in-hand” boot screen of Nokia. Some of us were pretty aware of the sound “Hello, MOTO”. We used to own different types of phones, under different brands. But they now have similar looks, with big black screen and no buttons. The design evolved from “flip” to “slide” and “button” to “touch” in ten years.

We are not only thinking about old phones in this case, which are symbols of our life that are able to remind us of old times. “Phone; Wallet; Key!” Our parents used to shout out these three things before we rushed out of home. We used to delete a lot of texts just to save space for the important ones. The painted numbers on the buttons gradually wore out as we texted. As famous Chinese writer and artist Mu Xin once wrote, in the old days, it took longer for people to travel by carts and horses and for letters to reach the destination. It also took one’s lifetime just to love one person.

Similarly, phones used to be slow and had fewer functions. The data plan was quite expensive and we were always anxious about our budget. It is often the things that we lost along the way that had held much of our memory.

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