Monday, September 22, 2014
I chose the term "cell phone". After doing research on the terms first uses, I came to understand that cell phones were originally very simple technologies. They were devices that's appeal was the wireless aspect of the device. The fact you could make a call that wasn't on a wired phone in your house was a big deal. One cell phone article I found was talking about the cell phone and how it's battery only lasted 15 minutes and it emphasized being able to walk around while talking on your phone. There was also an article that mentioned car phones a lot which is notable considering car phones don't even exist now. Overall, though, the basic definition of cell phone hasn't changed much since when it was first used. The difference now is that when we talk about cell phones we are usually talking about smart phones. Devices that are more like wireless computers in your pocket rather than just something that can make a wireless phone call.