I normally try to avoid getting all sentimental, but the bell just tolled outside signifying the time of the north tower collapse. Made me think of this plaque, which is mounted at the very top of the UHF antenna array at the top of the 4 Times Square building, which was completed in 2003 to replace the array lost at 1 WTC.
Steve Jacobson was one of our guys, and was working at the transmitter on 1 WTC at the time.
As I have naturally moved from a fliphone to a small Android phone (HTC Espresso 3G Slide) to a mid-sized Android phone (Galaxy S4), I've found myself not merely accepting but appreciating the increase in form-factor.
Admittedly, no smartphone can match the ergonomics of a flip-phone for actually making phone calls on, but I find that the vast majority of what I used my "phone" for these days is much less making phone calls and much more checking email, surfing the web, etc.
Personally, I think there's still some room to grow. If I could get a device that was functionally identical to my GS4 but had a 7" screen, I'd probably prefer to have one of those as opposed to carrying two separate devices (a 5" phone and an 8" tablet) as I do now. Yes, it would seem ludicrous at first, but once the proper belt-clip was devised for it, I think it wold work quite nicely.
I jumped from an iPhone4 to the Note3. Except for pocketing I see all advantages. The iPhone now feels like trying to work on a 14" monitor, soooo restrictive.
A 1937 Gibson L7. I rescued this about 25 years ago from a kid that had covered it in polyurethane. It sat in the case until recently when I finally had it restored. Standing next to a 1938 Gibson L7 with original finish (not mine.) Spooky.