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 Post subject: 1963 news - cell phones
PostPosted: Jul Thu 22, 2021 7:01 pm 
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Here's a news article from a 1963 newspaper:

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 news - cell phones
PostPosted: Jul Thu 22, 2021 7:27 pm 
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Interesting article. I remember back earlier in my computer career, one of the big speculations was, what would be the convergent personal technological device. We had separate phones, radio's, TV's, cameras, computer email, watches, and calculators. The thinking was that someday, all of those would be combined into one device. Would it be a Dick Tracey like watch, or maybe a wearable computer? A computer helmet that went on the head, with glasses displays? It turned out to be the smartphone.

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 Post subject: Re: 1963 news - cell phones
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Thanks for that article Pete. Don't we all wish we could have known and invested back then :roll:

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Chas wrote:
Don't we all wish we could have known and invested back then :roll:

How cool that would've been.

Neat article.
Thanks for sharing.

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I always thought we end up somewhere between a flip phone and personal computers.. many people do not even have desktops any more.

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