Monday, 17 December 2012

Tomorrows World had a mobile telephone in 1979

'From the BBC Archive 'Tomorrow's World' collection: Michael Rodd makes a call with an experimental cordless mobile phone. It's 1979 and time for the telephone to go mobile. In this report from a longer programme, Michael Rodd (pictured above) examines a British prototype for a cordless telephone that allows the user to make calls from anywhere. Also included at the end of this item is a rather nice out-take as Rodd also experiences the first mobile wrong number.'
Fascinating, quite fascinating.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

1979 - Wasn't that the year that Margaret Thatcher came to power and went on to break the GPOs telecoms monopoly. Not before time judging from this.