The '90s was a memorable, incredible decade. Apart from the founding of Lomography and the community, there were other fads and pop culture icons that made noise, forever etching in the minds of many...and before our smartphones, say "07734" to the pager.
Ahh, the pager. Developed in mid-20th century and widely-used in the '90s, for a decade the pager served as an ultra-elite, technocratic wireless telecommunications device for those who could afford it. As a status symbol, having a pager meant, you're pretty rich or trendy. Didn't matter if you had the simple/text-only beeper, alphanumeric, two-way pagers with QWERTY pads. If you were accessible by wireless code language, you're sort of already in the tech grid.
Funny enough, the device was also referenced to the illicit drug trade, since this was the tool they used for business transactions.
Did you own a pager in the '90s? Do you remember how to say "I love you" in code or other phrases? Tell us more through the comments section below!
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