a radio anniversary

Ian Andrew Bell fork@ianbell.com
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 14:02:38 -0800


On 12/11/01 9:47 PM, "Chuck Murcko" <chuck@topsail.org> 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."

Nice to see that 100 years later I'm standing outside my apartment in
Beachwood Canyon, bundled up against the cold, straining to hear into my
receiver, desperately trying to figure out who's calling me as AT&T
spontaneously drops the call.

Glad to see nothing has changed.

-Ian.