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The Curious Case of the 103-Year-Old Car Phone


Science & Tech  (tags: technology, car phone, Lars Magnus Ericsson, interesting, society, history )

Carrie
- 294 days ago - wired.com
You think the mythology swirling around Apple and the iPhone is impressive? The ghost of Steve Jobs ain't got nothin' on Lars Magnus Ericsson.



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Christeen Anderson (470)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 3:48 pm
Interesting. Thank you.
 

Betsy Bee (1049)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 5:16 pm
Why bit?
 

Dale O. (188)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:03 pm
Fascinating...just to stir the pot, what if they borrowed someone else's car, Lol! Love to hear about those old urban legends.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:35 pm
I thought it was quite interesting, too. Thanks, Carrie.
 

Nikki B. (129)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 8:55 pm
I enjoyed reading that, thanks Carrie.
 

Robert Hardy (67)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:09 pm
How funny.
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:11 pm
I wonder how many numbers the 103 year old car phone had? Our first number when I was little was 331M2. Our second number was 1314M. When we got dial phones my friends and I went crazy!
 

Victoria McFarlane (0)
Saturday September 21, 2013, 10:45 pm
Very interesting. Thanks.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:32 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:57 am
noted
 

Aileen P. (29)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 3:45 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:50 am
Thanks.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:07 am
Interesting article, thanks.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 5:17 am
I want one of those ~ Then, I wont have to pay a cell phone bill : )
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 12:48 pm
pretty clever....
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 1:40 pm
noted
 

Sheri Schongold (6)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:01 pm
Awesome.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:34 pm
Interesting.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (61)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 2:36 pm
noted, thanks
 

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 4:59 pm
Interesting! Noted
 

Nimue P. (216)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 6:29 pm
Cool :)
 

Tom Sullivan (99)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 8:43 pm
I still hate cwll phones
 

june t. (62)
Sunday September 22, 2013, 11:15 pm
thanks
 

Karen Chestney (100)
Monday September 23, 2013, 1:34 am
Interesting & entertaining story, Thanks.
 

Keith H. (0)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:16 am
Noted. Interesting
 

John S. (297)
Monday September 23, 2013, 4:20 am
Does solve the problem of using the phone while driving.
 

Winn Adams (189)
Monday September 23, 2013, 7:37 am
Thanks
 

Bob P. (424)
Monday September 23, 2013, 8:43 am
thanks
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:05 pm
Noted. Thank you. I particularly like the picture.
 

Dandelion G. (375)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:06 pm
According to the article there was no truth to it. However, just today I just so happened to come across this youtube video of a woman holding a cell phone in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie. Or is it? Here is the link to check it out yourself.
Woman in Cell Phone in 1928 Charlie Chaplin movie or not you be the judge
 

Carrie B. (300)
Monday September 23, 2013, 3:18 pm
Very interesting Sheryl. It certainly looks she is holding a cell phone. Is this video "doctored" perhaps?
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 5:33 am
Imagine having to park your car and use a fishing pole to find a free line.
 
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