a radio anniversary

Gavin Thomas Nicol gtn@rbii.com
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:00:57 -0500


On Wednesday 12 December 2001 12:47 am, Chuck Murcko wrote:
> Today is the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first wireless transmission.
>
> http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20011210S0055
>
> "On a windswept piece of Newfoundland 100 years ago this week, Guglielmo
> Marconi, bundled up against the cold and straining to hear into his
> receiver, became the grandfather of the cell phone."

Despite Tesla having demonstrated radio control a few years before... and 
Marconi's patents later being invalidated because of prior art...