Most of us know the mobile phone as it is today. But this small technological object that has revolutionized our lives has not always been so practical and pretty. We can even say that it was rather ugly and bulky.
It is also possible to say that man has always been a homo mobilus to assert that he was born with a mobile phone.
The question of “when and how did homo mobilus” is nonetheless fascinating! For this historic journey, philosophical, anthropological and sociological provides a unique insight into the relationship we have with the mobile network and the wider world of telecommunications and the concept of mobility.
Through some episodes in the history of communication from our origins, we suggest that man is a greedy species transmission beyond words, mobility and ubiquity, gifted with imagination and creativity ever-changing technology in telecommunications.
1956 SRA Ericsson MTA This is the first mobile phone 40 kilos of mobile technology motionless 1983 Motorola DynaTAC 8000 X Sold then at about 3995 dollars 1989 Motorola Micro TAL Smaller but still not to slip into the pocket 1998 Nokia 5110 Color 2004 Motorola Razr V3 2007 iPhone first generation