Technology advancement and the change in our icons

the change in our icons

While reading a bed time story to my 2 year old niece I saw a drawing of a phone.  I realized that its iconic shape we’ve known for many generations has now completely changed.  The iconic red phone with the dialing wheel as known by our grandparents, parents and even ourselves can’t even be identified as such by my niece.  The latter has been replaced by the single button simple rectangular shape.  Even our relationship has change to the object.  As teenagers, we would spend hours talking on the phone but now in this day and age, a phone call is almost considered rude and preferably be announced via text, or messaging.  To my niece, it’s not a phone if it doesn’t have a touch screen.

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