23 April, 2013

Unknown Discoveries About Mobile And Cell Phones

Old photo discovered of the first mobile phone trials
It's about 40 years since the first mobile phone call was made in April of 1973 - or maybe you call them cell phones or something else in your country. But, whatever, they seem to have taken over our lives.

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."

One of the first hands free cell phones
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10 comments:

  1. Ha ha! Wouldn't mind giving that Invisi-Fone a trial, there are times when I don't want to be contacted :)

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    1. I don't want to be bothered either at times, especially on holidays so the Invisi-Fone would be ideal :)

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  2. They must be the original talking heads.-)

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  3. i can say what doesnt need saying in way less than 140 characters. very amusing

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    1. I'm amused by the garbage written on Twitter, can't take it seriously.

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  4. Funny picture, that last one! I find my phone to be most useful for checking email and texting with my daughter.

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    1. I don't want anything to control me - especially a phone. I could live without a mobile but, of course, it is useful at times.

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  5. I'm researching new phones this morning. Thanks for the reminder that all that really matters is the time and quick texts.

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    1. Once upon a time the word 'phone' in their title was what they were - now they are much more, but are all of the extras really necessary? Or have they become a status symbol.

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