Back In The Day … When We Were Cool

David Taintor put together for us this amazing slideshow on early mobile phones. But what we planned as a reasonably authoritative history — with a few pics of the gargantuan devices we once considered “mobile” thrown in for fun — quickly turned into fun-only because, well, you’ll see from the pics. But here’s the key: almost all of the captions are original to the photo, recorded by whichever photog or photo agency first documented them. The captions are as good as the pics