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5G Cellular Service is Coming
I first saw Television in 1933. It was one of the exhibits in
the Science and Industry Hall at the Chicago World’s Fair. A primitive
system built by engineers employed by Radio Corporation of America used a
whirling disk in front of a bank of regular light bulbs to send a flickering
image of Mickey Mouse by radio waves to an array of cathode ray
oscilloscopes located a hundred or so feet distant.
It did little to impress a six-year-old, nor some several
million fair attendees.
17 years later, I bought a Dumont TV set, with a four-inch,
black and white display. There was one TV Station on the air, 70 miles away,
in St.Louis, Missouri. A crew of relatives helped me raise a 125-foot pole
with a huge multi-element antenna on top, so a blurred, fading “snowy” image
of a puppet named Howdy Doody could be seen from time to time by our
children and a multitude of their friends. I guess this could be called
“First Generation Television” or 1G,
Through several mutations, we got to 4G in this decade, and I
have to admit that it is pretty dog-gone good. Hand-held cell-phones are
nothing short of fabulous.
We haven’t experienced 5G in Tucson, yet. But those who are
testing it in six major American cities are reportedly blown away.
5G is going to usher in a whole new age of digital everything.
It will augment the proliferation of accident-free, autonomous
(self-driving) vehicles, holographic images (Just imagine bringing your
doctor’s image to you!). The least miracle will be your ability to download
a complete movie in six seconds!.
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition
Tommy Ross follows his older brothers to be an apprentice in the
hazardous trade of mining coal. It is doubly dangerous, for his
father has been sent to organize a local union in a "company
owned" coal camp. "The Prosperity Coal Company" is a novel based
on actual events that occurred all across the coal belt, when
America was on the cusp of the great depression, and union wars