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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

So you think our lives haven't changed much?

April 3, 2003 marked the 30th anniversary of the first public telephone call placed on a portable cellular phone. Martin Cooper ( now chairman, CEO, and co-founder of ArrayComm Inc) placed that call on April 3, 1973, while general manager of Motorola's Communications Systems Division. It was the incarnation of his vision for personal wireless communications, distinct from cellular car phones. That first call, placed to Cooper's rival at AT&T's Bell Labs from the streets of New York City, caused a fundamental technology and communications market shift toward the person and away from the place.

Can you believe it? The cell phone is 30 years old? For the complete story, go here...
http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventorsalphabet/a/martin_cooper.htm

1 comment:

Davelandweb said...

I think I liked life better BEFORE cell phones! People had to use their brains before cell phones.