The History of Wireless: How Creative Minds Produced Technology for the Masses

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Telescope Books, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages
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The History of Wireless chronicles the discoveries and inventions that led to today's mass market. Part I covers Volta, Faraday, Maxwell, Lodge, and Hertz--presenting crucial aspects of their work often missed by their biographers. Part II describes the development of the telegraph and telephone and how Marconi, Fessenden, de Forest, and Armstrong made them "wireless." It also covers the birth of radio and TV broadcasting and figures including Sarnoff, Farnsworth, and Zworykin. Part III provides a comprehensive history of mobile radio, cellular, and digital cellular. It proceeds to look at emerging technologies and standards such as 4G wireless and ambient light-powered color displays. The final chapter reviews the creative process in technology development.

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Ira Brodsky is President of Datacomm Research Company, a management consulting and market research firm specializing in emerging wireless communications, with clients in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Also the author of Wireless: The Revolution in Personal Telecommunications, Mr. Brodsky has published numerous articles in leading trade journals and is a regular columnist for Network World, Cellular Business, and Wireless For The Corporate User. Mr. Brodsky has also chaired six wireless conferences.

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