The history of phones is compelling: not only do we have the one-way telegram, the payphone, and the car phone, but we also have countless iterations of attempted smartphones. Companies often tried to go too far, creating abominably shaped devices perfectly fit for the trash bin of bad tech ideas. Anyways, enjoy the mayhem as we travel through this history of tech. The following will shock, bemuse, and ultimately inspire. It’s not for the faint of heart.