Sunday, March 10, 2013
Today is...the anniversary of the transition of the first telephone message
On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message. What is your favorite cell phone feature?
The first transmitted message was "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you".
Bell's suggestion for how to answer the phone was with "Ahoy!" instead of "Hello!"
Bell was not actually the first person to invent the telephone, he was just the first person to patent the idea. Most notably upset by this was Antonio Meucci who was unable to pay a $10 fee that would have stopped a patent being given to Bell.
The German phrase for cellphone is "mein handy".
The use of "hello" as a telephone greeting was suggested by Thomas Edison to the president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh.
The first mobile phone call was made from a car in 1946.
The first text message was sent from a computer to a mobile phone in 1992 in the UK. The first phone-to-phone text message was sent in Finland in 1993.