The Mobile Phone

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The Mobile Phone Since the beginning of time, man has been inventing things; demand for technology is sky high and what the public wants, the public gets. Nothing, however, can compare with the sudden boost of the 21st century's best invention yet, the mobile phone. Communication has taken on a new meaning, and currently you cannot take a stroll down a typical street in Europeand not see one. Mobile Phones have taken the world by a storm and their rising popularity has impacted the planet tremendously ( http://www.coursework.info). According to the U.N, 400 million mobile phones are in use globally, and 250,000 more are added to the list each day (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/470027.stm). How could one tiny communication source make such a difference? Why are these technical handsets so significant that they are owned by millions and millions around the world? Years and years ago, communication over short distances was accomplished with the help of tribal drums and smoke. Over time, civilization must have gotten tired of all those long hazy conversations, and a horse and carriage system was born to deliver messages here and there. History came a long, long way, but eventually, communication through wires was introduced. For this we can give credit to Claude Chappe who invented the telegraph in 1792, and then Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, the first man to develop the communication of voices through wires. Communication History took its turning point, when in 1894 in Italy; a hopeful scientist Gulielmo Marconi created an invention called "Wireless". This was where he tapped out a message in Morse code, and a bell rung on... ... middle of paper ... ... in the future. However, the way humanity in general has been taught is to take things as they come; and that's most likely what they'll do. First it was the internet. Now its mobile phones… What next? What will be the next discovery to revolutionize society? Bibliography · http://www.coursework.info/e/page.cgi?page=view;link=29611;d=1;U=nkanabar;&s=f419868b613b0e7e4145801bfa3f415b · http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/470027.stm · http://www.coursework.info/e/page.cgi?page=view;link=818;d=1;U=nkanabar;&s=f419868b613b0e7e4145801bfa3f415b · http://www.hut.fi/Yksikot/YTK/julkaisu/mobile.html · http://www.telenor.no/fou/program/nomadiske/articles/05.pdf · http://socio.ch/mobile/index_mobile.htm · http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~kfoster/COST259.htm · http://autoworx.freeyellow.com/report.html

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