History Lesson

Time has a great photo essay on the history of the mobile phone, which is worth checking out.

This one shows Martin Cooper, widely regarded as the Father of the Mobile. The photo was taken back in 1983, although the mobile looks much smaller and sleeker than I remember them being in those days.

It’s not a new idea though as the first working prototype was deployed in 1922 in Chicago, as a radio telephone used by the police. I had no idea that Sting was that old.

Story via Alfie’s Blog, Father of the pioneering Moblog UK.

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