In 1953, when telephones were still tethered to the wall and had rotary dials, a phone company executive supposedly predicted a day when individuals would carry their phones around with them “as we carry a watch today.”
Evidence of this seemingly prophetic description of a mobile phone has been making its way around the internet as a scan of a yellowing, 66-year-old newspaper clipping.
Is the clipping real? Were cellphones predicted in 1953? Snopes.com’s Dan Evon investigated.
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