Dick Tracy and Cellular Smartwatches

Posted on November 30, 2015 by Robert Ringer


Now that we’re in the early stages of cellular smartwatches, I thought you’d enjoy taking a trip back to the early 1980s and reading the first article I wrote about cellular telephone, a technology that the average person had not yet even heard of at the time. As you can see, the tongue-in-cheek title of the article alludes to iconic cartoon character Dick Tracy, who began wearing a “two-way wrist radio” clear back in 1946. (Also, note cartoon on page 2.)

As optimistic as I was about cellular technology at that early stage of its development, I could not have imagined what it’s become today — a technology that’s an absolute necessity for most people, and nothing less than an addiction to untold millions of youngsters and adults alike.






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