Forbes‘ contributor, Tim Worstall, reports today on the 40th birthday of the mobile phone. His article highlights the fact that the mobile phone, while a recent invention, has had the fastest adoption rate and that it may have done more to reduce human poverty than any other technology. Worstall provides the factual data to back up these claims.
“Mobile phone technology has come a long way since the first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago – but there is a lot more innovation ahead, according to one expert.
It was on 3 April 1973 that Motorola employee Martin Cooper made a call in New York on a Motorola DynaTAC – dubbed a “brick” due to its size and weight – which was widely regarded globally as the first public mobile phone call.”
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