There was a time when it was cool just having a mobile phone.
Then came the Nokia Communicator, and it was cool to own a BIG mobile phone.
Then came the smaller phones, the 8310(?) and models like that. And the Communicator became uncool.
Finally came the Blackberry, and discussions at airport queues, lounges and inside aircraft revolved around how awesome this was. And people like me instantly became uncool.
I can't hope to write half as well as writers at The Onion. Click on the headline for their take. I can assure you the story echoes my sentiments.