|Old photo discovered of the first mobile phone trials
I was reading an amusing article on this by Craig Brown who has discovered some things that perhaps we may not be aware of about mobile/cell phones. Here are just three:
"Some of the more go-ahead vicars in the Church of England are now allowing 'text marriages' whereby the vicar texts all his questions (Do U tk ths mn 2B yr lwfly wded husbnd?'), and the bride and groom are permitted to text their vows rather than speak"
"The most common use for a mobile phone is to find out the time. This has led all the major phone companies to invest millions of pounds/dollars into researching the possibility of inventing a small device, attached to the wrist, that could tell the time at a glance. 'No luck yet,' says Bill Travis, Vodaphone's head of research, 'But it's still early days.'"
"In July 2015, Apple plans to unveil its top secret new Invisi-Fone. Early reports suggest it will address the new thirst among human beings for direct interaction. 'It's their most audacious move yet,' predicts media analyst Jason Piles. 'They plan to design a new phone that is entirely non-existent, so that people can once again talk to one another head-to-head.'"
All in all it's why, when I go on holiday or travel, I leave the computer behind and switch off the phone.
And a P.S.
Did you know how Twitter came about? The inventor explained how, "In a flash, I realised that anything that doesn't need saying can be said in 140 characters."
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