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The '90s were a simpler time

By Alex Heigl
Updated January 27, 2015 10:00 AM
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1990 was a simpler time.

The pants were baggier, the MCs were Hammer-er, and the cell phones – far from being the multi-tasking mini-computers they are today – were cumbersome, impractical devices.

But people were still pretty thrilled about getting them, as this video shows.

Bert James recently uploaded this clip from Christmas, 1990: His family chipped in and got mom a cell phone. She’s overjoyed at being given the then-emerging piece of technology, but mispronounces the thing’s name in her glee: “I got a sell your phone,” she exclaims.

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