– My Take –
Quick quiz; Who is Marty Cooper? Well don’t feel bad if you don’t know because 99.99% of your fellow Americans never heard of him either, including yours truly.
Quick quiz; Who is Charlie Sheen? That’s right! But don’t be feeling too good now because just about everyone knows who this guy is.
Quick quiz; How has Charlie Sheen improved your everyday life to the point where you can’t imagine it without him? Simple; he hasn’t. Basically the only lives Charlie Sheen has benefited are his own, his drug pushers and his divorce attorneys.
Quick Quiz; How has Marty Cooper improved your everyday life to the point where you can’t imagine it without him? You know that ‘new body part’ that almost FIVE BILLION people have grown lately and that we feel kind of ‘crippled’ without? Well you can thank Mr. Marty Cooper, The Father of the Cell Phone.
I don’t know about you, but as an intelligent person (OK it’s debatable) , I am embarrassed for myself and for my culture that we would are heaped with news and information about a jackass like Sheen and not even heard of Marty Cooper. (OK Media. Enough. Case Closed – You Are A National Disgrace )
Anyway, kudos to 60 Minutes for this great piece on this American Genius.
Meet Marty Cooper, All American, Tech Icon and World Benefactor.