Old versus new? What do you like the most?


ometimes the past looks fascinating… a stress-free oasis located far away from the nowadays hurricane life we live. For some reason, past doesn’t seem to be in a hurry. It waits patiently for the people to live their quiet, happy lives. At some point, past may even seem desperately quiet and simple!

What do you think? If you could travel back in time, would you stay there or come back to live in the noisy 2015? Would you trade all the glamorous technology you have access to for the tranquility of the past?

Before you decide, let’s have a quick look at some of the things that changed over years:

  • Computers

    Back then:
    ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), one of the first computers weighed 30 tons, having 17.468 vacuum tubes, 70.000 resistors and 10.000 capacitors, occupying an 30×50 feet room.

    …and now: 
    The weight of an average laptop computer is 7-8 lbs and may be carried in a handbag.

  • Books

    The cheapest ebook reader holds about 1400 books.

    Back then:
    The average book weighed about 2 lbs and the average paperback weighed about 1 lb. Do you know what that means? It means that an ebook reader holds about a ton of books.

  • Telegrams vs. phones

    Back then: 
    The electrical pulses were sent through a wire from the sender of the message to the receiver. The letters were translated into a series of electric pulses, and when the receiver got the message at the other end of the wire, the electric pulses translated back into letters. But then again, someone had to send the message from the post office to the actual receiver.

    …and now:
    Getting in touch with someone lasts seconds, no matter the distance that separates the two of you. Even if you live in Florida and the one you call in Cuba, you just need to pick up the phone (a classic phone or smartphone) and dial the number you want to reach. With HablaCuba.com is even easier, as you may activate speed dial, a feature that allows you to assign a digit to the numbers you call more often.

  • Travelling:

    The average commercial jetliner travels about 550 mph and the earth is somewhere around 26,000 miles in circumference. Assuming it could make the trip without refueling, it would take over 47 hours.

    Back then:

    80 days, just like Jules Verne said. At least 80 days to travel around the world!

  • Cuba

    Back then:
    Magnificent, fun, an amazing mixture of styles, ideas and influences. Back then, Cuba was a country of indefinable magic.

    … and now:
    A country with innate musicality, great historical heritage, amazing landscapes and beautiful people.

Some things NEVER change! And one of them is Cuba. Another one would be your relationship with your loved ones back home. That’s why we’re here to help you make international calls to Cuba at amazing low rates. You can even recharge their Cubacel mobile, if that’s what they need.