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 the other side
of the room. From then on, scientists began to further investigate in
this concept. Soon enough in 1935, an American scientist invented the
first FM radio. This was all scientists needed to spring into action.
Eleven years later, people were already beginning to communicate in
moving vehicles and 37 years after that, the first call on the first
Cellular Phone of the history was made in the year 1983. The word
'Cell' in 'Cell Phone' was created because in order for the system to
work, cities would need to have been divided into 'cells', thus
increasing the amount of frequency waves in the air so numerous people
would be able to speak on the phone at the same time. This concept was
first discovered and developed by Motorola, the first Mobile Phone
Company in history. The success of the industry is displayed by the
chief of the statistical compendia branch of the Commerce Dept., who
states that "the cell phone industry has shown remarkable growth over
the decade, it's doubled over the last three years alone".
It is clear that cell phones are here to stay. From the simple plain
model to the high-tech, picture-taking, video-recording,...