Thursday, October 28, 2010

One scary thing.. :/

This morning, something from Yahoo News caught my eyes.. Yup, this time- traveller woman.. Well, this is a video clip from Charlie Chaplin's movie - The Circus, which took us wayyyyy... back to 1928.. In this clip, you will see, a woman, who was caught (NOW) talking on the cellphone!! OMG!!! SCARY!! 1928?? Cellphone?? Yup, this is no joke, guys.. If you could rent the said movie, you will see the same footage of this said incident! Again, OMG!!

Look closely, goosebumps, huh!! Huhuhu.. Time traveller?? From the future?? This is insane! OMG!

Okay, first.. History of the phone:

In the 1870s, two inventors Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell both independently designed devices that could transmit speech electrically (the telephone). Both men rushed their respective designs to the patent office within hours of each other, Alexander Graham Bell patented his telephone first. Elisha Gray and Alexander Graham Bell entered into a famous legal battle over the invention of the telephone, which Bell won.

Second, the history of cellphone:

The idea behind cell phones was conceived in the late 1940's. The idea for a phone that could travel with you was revolutionary but scientists believed it was an achievable idea. The FCC didn't help, however, in the beginning and would not allot enough radio spectrum frequencies to make the project work. When the FCC did finally cooperate AT&T led the way researching how to make cell phones a reality. But who invented the cell phone?

A former Motorola employee, Dr. Martin Cooper, is credited with the invention of the first portable phone. Dr. Cooper made the first cellular phone call in April of 1973. He called his rival Joel Engel the head of research at Bell Labs. Although Bell Laboratories developed the idea of cell phones with technology originally used for communication between police cars, Dr. Cooper who worked for Motorola was the first person to use the technology in a portable phone that worked outside a car.

The first cell phone invented by Dr. Cooper was called the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. Although it was technically a cell phone it hardly resembled the cell phones we use today. It weighed almost two pounds and was a foot long. The first cell phone was so expensive, costing almost $4000, that at first only businesses and the military had access to them. It took ten years or so before cell phones began to trickle down to the public and after that the industry took off. Thanks to Dr. Cooper's invention, other companies began developing their own cellular phone prototypes and cell phones went from being 50 pound car phones, to two pound mobile phones, to three ounce multitasking tools. Although not originally available to the public, the cell phone became one of the most popular pieces of technology in a very short time. Today there are more cell phone lines than home lines.

Now people, in 1928 (the clip), this woman already used one.. A cellphone! Huhuhuhu.. Scaryyyyy!!

p/s: Love.. Love.. Love.. Time traveller's wife, the movie! :)
And oohhhhh.. Still, for me, the validity of all this, is still in question, and somehow, should i say.. Well, Hollywood?? :)
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