The Mobile, the Device that Changed the Way We Communicate
Mobile phones have vastly changed the way we communicate today. A mobile phone can be all you need for communicating. From a mobile phone you can make calls, text message, BBM message, email, send and receive directions, go on the Internet, buy things, do online banking, listen to music and much more. In that one device you can do everything. There is no longer a need for multiple devices and you can be on the move doing it all.
The mobile phone has become a common product. Almost everyone has a mobile phone, and they have only been around 35 years and popular for about 15. Yet, they have become an indispensable part of daily life. It's hard imagining what many would do without them. Voice communication is the most commonly used way of expressing our wants, needs and thoughts. The mobile changed the way we communicate. It has been allowing people to talk in almost real time without seeing each other since its development in 1876. Until then, mail and the telegraph was the normal and only means to talk across the country. Although it was effective, those methods were all silent. Now with the mobile, you could truly convey your feelings to someone in a personal way. The other end could hear the happiness, the sadness, or the anger in your voice. Can you imagine life today without it? The mobile, which means far speaking in Greek, was developed in 1784. For years many people were working to bring this concept into reality. In March 10, 1876 a functioning model was completed by Alexander Graham Bell. “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you!” (Casson, p.12) were the first words spoken by Bell to his assistant, Thomas A. Watson. Finally, after many years of working on a way to transmit the voice over wires, Bell was successful with his design and protection of his product. He even had the foresight to have the patent paper work already done days before his invention was working. The...
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