Cell phones have made life more convenient- no one is disputing that. We are more connected to the world than ever before, and whether it’s FaceTimeing your friend halfway across the world, ordering an Uber after a late night out or even just Googling a question that pops into your head, there is no doubting that cell phones, and more recently smartphones, have revolutionized the way we now see the world. For some generations, smartphones are all they know.
However, in the not-too-distant past, society functioned just fine without them, so read on as we list 15 things people did before cell phones and smartphones existed.
12Read physical maps
Your parents might still do this, but if you’re under 50, you’ve probably come to rely on your handy satnav navigation system or Google Maps to get you from A to B. However, not that long ago, people relied on huge booklets with maps of an entire city spread over hundreds of pages.
Thankfully, we no longer have to endure our parents shouting at each other over where to go and whether its the first turning on the left or the second. Now we have a soothing voice politely guiding us to wherever we please.