The cell phone was invented 40 years ago today. How has it changed our lives?
On this day, April 3, in 1973, a man named Martin Cooper crossed Sixth Avenue clutching a telephonic gadget that would change history beyond all imagining. The device was the world’s first handheld cellphone, and Cooper had invited reporters to watch him make its first public call. Even sophisticated New Yorkers stopped and gaped. This new phone was not only cordless, it was small and light—just 10 inches long and a mere 2 1/2 pounds.
Cooper was inspired to make a genuinely mobile cellphone after watching Captain Kirk’s gold flip-top “communicator” on Star Trek.
Today's Community Question on Tech Woot is whether cell phones have been good or bad for humanity, Not much discussion going on over there, but I would like to know how cell phones have changed the way you live, work and play.
On a simple level, it's so much easier to find DH when we get separated while shopping or attending a concert of sporting event.