Douwe Osinga's Blog: Seinfeld on a telephone

Monday, August 18, 2003

Yesterday I got my new phone to play an episode of Seinfeld. I took the episode and let RealOne prepare it for mobile use. Even if the resolution is only 176x120, it only plays 10 frames/sec and the sound quality isn't too good, I think this is amazn. I have long thought of this as the holy grail of telephone power. The phone has finally become a multi-media computer.

This phone has 500 times as much memory as my first computer and a clockspeed of 50 times as high, but it does a lot more per cycle. I remember wondering when I would own a computer that could actually display a picture in any recognizable form. Now my phone plays movies. Moore's law is amazing.