Tech-Nostalgia & Innovation

Drucker, Elliott
December 2004
Wireless Week;12/15/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 25, p18
Trade Publication
Reminisces the evolution of cellular telephone technology in the U.S. as witnessed by an industry executive. Comparison between the consumer prospects for the 8-track stereo and for cellular telephones in 1980; Underestimation of the potential of the wireless industry in the 1980s; Innovation as the only thing permanent in the telecommunications industry.


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