posted on Apr, 1 2013 @ 07:50 PM
So it was on the April 3rd 1973 that the first call from a «portable» cell phone was made.
Martin Cooper, a Motorola researcher and executive... made the first call on a handheld mobile phone on 3 April 1973 to his rival, Dr. Joel S. Engel
of Bell Labs.
The new invention sold for $3,995 and weighed two pounds, leading to a nickname "the brick".
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Personally, I don't own a cell phone (no real need for it), but it is obvious there is no such thing as going back to a world without it.
The Cell phone is no longer just a cell phone, more or less a mobile computer or a mobile Internet access device and often a portable camera.
There are huge benefit (if your car break down, etc.) but there are also drawback (driving and texting/talking, radiation?, but I think the worst is
how much some people are totally isolated (in their bubble) even if they falsely think that they are connected to the world). We all know people who
reach their cell phone a 1000 times a day, just to see if they received anything.
One day in a grocery store I saw a man talking to a cell phone asking (to his wife, I supposed) if this brand of cookies what the right brand. Few
aisles down, I heard a woman also taking on a cell phone asking a similar question about another type of product, so far so good.
But few minutes after I realized, at the cash register, that they were husband and wife and they had split the task of doing the grocery.
So I guess radiations must affect the brain after all, LOL.