a radio anniversary

Chuck Murcko chuck@topsail.org
Sat, 15 Dec 2001 12:36:01 -0500


=E2=89=88On Thursday, December 13, 2001, at 05:02 , Ian Andrew Bell =
wrote:

> On 12/11/01 9:47 PM, "Chuck Murcko" <chuck@topsail.org> wrote:
>
>> Today is the 100th anniversary of Marconi's first wireless=20
>> transmission.
>>
>> http://www.eetimes.com/story/OEG20011210S0055
>>
>> "On a windswept piece of Newfoundland 100 years ago this week,=20
>> 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.

That was the true beauty of the quote. 8^)

Chuck