Welcome to! We’re exploring the pop culture that shaped us at the turn of the millennium, and examining what the films, shows, and games from the era say about us then and now. It’s a little #tbt to the days before #tbt was a thing.
The 2000s are bookended by cell phones. The first BlackBerry was released in 1999, giving Hollywood’s self-important businessmen and ladies an instant shorthand for being Very Busy with Lots of Emails; in 2010, the iPhone 4’s slim, futuristic form factor had folks lining up around city blocks for Apple’s all-conquering third-gen handset. In between those mobile milestones was a decade where mainstream pop culture reckoned with the slow death of the phone call at the
hands thumbs of text messaging, and battled hilariously with the aesthetics of SMS. …
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