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Mobile phones—"It can't be done!"

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Who remembers the 2-way wrist radio Dick Tracy first used in 1946 (the comic strip began in 1931)? We all thought “A 2-way wrist radio? It’s never going to happen!”

Who remembers the “shoe phone” Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 (Don Adams) and Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) used in the “Get Smart” TV show in the 60s? (“Crazy, it could never happen!”) Remember the episode where his “foot” started ringing during a concert at Symphony Hall in Washington D.C. and he had to leave to answer it? (Does this awkward situation sound familiar?)

Portable wireless phones are obviously here. I just finished reading an article about how Dell™, Apple® and others are about to produce a consumer affordable watch phone. “Inconceivable!” as Vizzini in “Princess Bride” would say.

You might think I am a movie/TV buff, but I’m really not. I just online casino lived through those crazy eras.

Cell phones are ubiquitous now—do you know anyone who doesn’t own one? Equally casino pa natet ever-present is the potential trouble debt recovery companies can get into by calling them. So how do you protect your company? You must identify the phone numbers you are dialing and make sure you don’t contact them with an automated dialer without prior express consent.

Predictive dialer companies can help with this. For instance, IAT’s true predictive dialer has several methods of cell phone scrubbing. It can be fully automated when using scrubbing data subscriptions through IAT or only partially automated if you obtain cell phone identification data from a third party.

I leave you one last very funny memory from the “Get Smart” TV show. Smart would periodically insist on following CONTROL”s security protocols; for instance, when in the chief”s office he would insist on speaking under the Cone of Silence—two transparent plastic hemispheres which were lowered on top of Max and Chief. The Cone invariably malfunctioned, requiring the characters to shout loudly to be heard. Bystanders in the room could often hear them better, and sometimes relayed the messages.

Another awkward technology moment from Get Smart.I wonder if it’ll someday be a common place technology, just like the cell phone?


This article was written by Jeryl