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Single  by Jesse Young
Her eyes, smile and body language offer clues and encouragement.  But those things are  Lost during a Phone Call.

What Women Want  by Laura K. Barrett
I’m unhappy with the way our lives have been 
Overtaken by Phones.

Empty Nest  by Mark Wiertalla
Because of amazing things like my new Blackberry, the telephone – as I have known it all of my life – has become  An Unlisted Technology.

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Fascinating Fact

In 2006, there were

4 billion

phone subscribers in the world –
about twice as many mobile subscribers as fixed-line subscribers

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Founding Father

The Man:  Martin Cooper (born 1928)

Father of:  The cell phone

The Story:  As a general manager at Motorola, Dr. Cooper stepped out onto a busy New York City street 36 years ago and made the first call on a portable cell phone, the size of a huge brick, on April 3, 1973.  He made the call to his rival at Bell Labs, Joel Engel, head of research. (Bell Laboratories had introduced the idea of cellular communications in 1947 with police-car technology, but Cooper incorporated portable technology into non-car use.)  The first words spoken on a cell phone were, “Joel, I’m calling you from a real portable cellular telephone.”
    Says Cooper, “I love competition.”

Whaaa?  Cooper recently told a CNN audience, “The future of the cell phone will continue to be personal....  In the long term, you may even have your cell phone embedded, perhaps, under the skin behind your ear.”

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