Memories of feature phones that haven’t faded

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Although smartphones are far more feature-rich, this survey from goo Ranking took a look at what feature phone memories people felt most nostalgic for.

From an internal point of view, feature phones have been completely superceded by Android and iOS-powered phones, but externally, a few local manufacturers are making Android-based flip-phones, which incidentally I think I can upgrade my pretty useless and too featureless to be called a feature phone Wi-Fi-based work mobile to, which might be interesting from a technical point of view to see what they are doing.

My best memory is a variant of number 3, the button that was one push to open the phone.

I remember this phone! One Seg television, and the screen half on a rather over-large joint that could flip either vertically or horizontally.

TV + Cellphone = Jealousy
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Nostalgic toys that are still selling

Today I report on a survey by goo Ranking into what toys and mail order goods people are surprised to learn are still selling.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised to learn about ball-bearing guns still being on sale, as I thought they’d be too dangerous!

I was trying to find pictures of Slime, but that only turned up photos of the monster from the Dragon Quest series of games, so instead here is a Whoopie Cushion.

Whoopee Cushion Macro May 09, 20112
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Getting all nostalgic about the Eighties

This week goo Ranking decided to report on what in vogue items or fashions from the 1980s do people get nostalgic about when they look back on them.

Demographics

Over the 21st and 22nd of February 2008 1,052 people from the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 50.7% were female, 6.4% in their teens, 15.7% in their twenties, 31.0% in their thirties, 26.6% in their forties, 11.2% in their fifties, and 9.1% aged sixty or over. Note that the score in the results refers to the relative number of votes for each option, not a percentage of the total sample.

This is a difficult one for me to answer, as I was never really into the fads myself during that time. Music brings back certain memories, so thinking about that it’s probably the silly hair from people like Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Adam Ant or the sharp suits of Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet and the rest of the New Romantic boom that would spark not a longing for the actual music or styles, but just to be there again and do things differently or just do the same things all over again.

All photos have been appropriated from random websites via Google Image Search…
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