Transmissions through time: the 2017 advent calendar
Day 2

Making a call

In this 1985 clip, David Pye introduces us to a new piece of technology - the cell phone.

The first commercially available mobile phone went on sale in 1984 – and cost around $4000. In this clip, David Pye demonstrates the power of this (then) brand new technology to an unsuspecting member of the audience.

David Pye gave the 1985 CHRISTMAS LECTURES "Communicating". This clip is from his fourth lecture "The pace of technology".