On April 3, 1973, Motorola’s Martin Cooper made that first mobile phone call on the Motorola DynaTAC. That was exactly 40 years ago today. He probably had no idea how revolutionary the mobile phone would become. He also definitely had no idea that his phone call was going to trigger an amazing event exactly a week later. You see, a week after Cooper’s call, the man who would eventually be known as Mister Mobility was born. Coincidence? D’oh!
The Conspiracy Theory
I gather from a few people who are privy to know these things that what happened when that first mobile phone call was made was that an inter-dimensional gateway was triggered open to release the Mo-power, which is basically energy emanating from mobile radio waves. This power was bestowed on a baby in the womb of a woman half way across the world in Nigeria, and exactly a week after that call, a child was born.
The Mo-power laid dormant in this child as he grew up, though flashes of his outstanding abilities showed here and there from time to time. The first time that he read about mobile phones in his late twenties, the Mo-power was activated. When he obtained his first mobile phone in 2002, a whole new vista was born. There was no going back on mobile for him. Business was mobile. Entertainment was mobile. Life for him was all mobile. Everything else revolved around mobile.
You probably already know the rest of the story. Rumour has it that he has owned over 100 mobile devices since his becoming. He has never divulged the actual figure. There is no doubt that Martin Cooper’s mobile call 40 years ago brought about a revolution to planet earth, but now you have the mobile world’s best kept secret – that this very same call triggered off a cosmic event that produced the world’s mightiest super hero, Mister Mobility!
I’m dropping the microphone here. Feel free to further embellish or debunk this fantastic conspiracy theory. No; you can’t sit on the fence. *Puts on dark shades and takes a stroll*
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.