I just met the inventor of the cell phone. He's a little older man who asked me where the bathroom was so I took him there. After I left, our president informed me of who I was chatting with....Marty Cooper. To think he was inspired by Star Trek!
Look him up online-crazy!
"And while some young Trekkies dreamed of space, others were more interested in the gadgets onboard in the year 2300 and would make it their life’s work to bring these toys off the screen and onto the streets. According to Shatner, booking a date for Friday night and fielding inquiries from casting agents got a lot easier thanks to an industrious Trekkie named Marty Cooper. Cooper, a chief engineer at Motorola, understood that people were inherently mobile and would never want to be chained to their desks, tethered to conventional telephones. Captain Kirk and his USS Enterprise colleagues were on to something with their cordless “communicator” with voice recognition technology. Inspired by the brick-like device, Cooper invented the first mobile cellular phone, giving birth to the start of a communications revolution."
Friday, December 08, 2006
History of the cell phone
Here's an email from my sis who works at a technology company in Southern California: