11 Pivotal Technology Plot Points in The Net—25 Years Later (Mental Floss) – The Net holds up surprisingly well today.

She talks with her friends and orders pizza online! Wow!

There’s an opening scene in a Robert A. Heinlein novel that’s famous among fans – a character riding horseback in the New Mexico desert gets a call on his mobile phone.

Readers of the novel when it came out 65 years ago would have thought, “Mobile phones! In the desert! Wow!”

Readers today would yawn and think, “He shoulda put that phone on DND.”

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner