Keep the Show on the Road! Posted June 2, 2011 Report Share Posted June 2, 2011 You think the wireless phone you use in your car is 21st century technology....right? Think again. The February 1917 issue of American Motorist (an AAA publication on Google Books) carries an article entitled "Telephoning by Wireless from an Automobile." To quote the article "....it is as simple and easy as talking across the dining room table"....well maybe not! First there was the telephone which weighed "not more than fifty pounds." Try holding that to your ear. Then there was the matter of the aerial. You had to walk out 18 feet and put a post in the ground, then string a wire from the telephone to the post. You then put on the "headgear" (was it Bluetooth ready?). The system was "not affected by static." It doesn't mention dropped calls. The good news is that "...the pleasure and convenience of the motorist will be greatly enhanced during the next few years by the use of this new system of wireless" .........well maybe a little more than a "few" years! Dave Keep the Show on the Road Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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