The Cell Phone Turns 40

Posted: April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?”~ James Thurber

First things first. A very happy, happy, happy birthday to two of the most important people in my life. One yesterday, one today. I hope the both of you have had a wonderful birthday.

The cellular phone has a birthday today too. On this day in 1973, Martin “Marty” Cooper came out with the new invention in telecommunications.

It was a monstrosity to say in the least.

Compared to today’s technology, this mobile phone was difficult.

It used up 30 minutes of air time before it had to be re-charged for ten hours.

But because of his pioneering spirit and visionary work on coming up with a handheld mobile telephone, it changed the way we communicate 40 years later.

I honestly didn’t think that it was that far back. If I would guess, I would have believed that it was invented in the 1980’s. But I am wrong. It was the 3rd of April, 1973.

 

 

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