You know how people can record short clips of video footage on their cellphones? When did that technology become widely available in the USA?
Googled just about every combo of cell phones, history, camera, video, and footage that I could come up with. I cannot find a site about the history of cell phones that goes much past 1984.
What I really need to know is if some teenager in Chicago was likely to have one in 2001. Or did they not exist/cost too much back then.
All help appreciated!
Specifically in Britain and the surrounding countries.
I've googled "USO WWII", "USO Centers", "USO History" and wiki'ed "USO:. However, all I've come up with is where the current USO bases are in Europe (Italy and Germany) and where tey are in other parts of the world and the US.
The whole reason I need this is that I have a fictional band during WWII (a la Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller) who are going overseas to entertain the soldiers. As the majority of the band is either British or First Generation American from British descent, I'd prefer to have them going over there and having a moment of "This isn't home."
Also, if anyone has any information on lodging for USO performers when overseas during the same time period, I'd love to know. I'd tried googling "USO Conditions WWII" but didn't get anything relevant.
Googled: Theodore Sturgeon short stories; Theodore sturgeon television actress vote; and checked his wiki page.
A long time ago, in a collection of Sturgeon's short stories, there was one that depicted a world in which fans got to vote whether the leading actor/actress would live or die... literally. Anyone know the title and anthology?