2. The Federal Aviation Administration, for its part, supports the FCC ban for
its own reasons. They fear cell phones may interfere with navigation and
other aircraft systems.
Incident reports submitted by airline crews also demonstrate the potential for
trouble. NASA's Aviation Safety Reporting System's "Passenger Electronic
Devises Database Report Set" -- which could be subtitled "passengers
behaving badly" -- contains several reports of incidents involving passengers
whose "personal electronic devices" seemed to create disturbances in
aircrafts' electronic systems.
The History of Nokia
Ask your students if they know how Nokia started out in business? Chances
are none of them will guess a “wood pulp mill”. Here is the timeline:
1865 - Fredrik Idestam establishes a wood pulp mill on the banks of the
Tammerkoski Rapids. The event is generally considered the starting point
for Nokia's history. The small wood pulp mill quickly grew into a
well-established paper industry.
1871 - Idestam renames his company Nokia Ab. The product range was
initially extended from wood pulp to paper and sulphite cellulose, to be
followed by electricity generation in 1902.
1898 - Eduard Polón establishes the Finnish Rubber Works. During its
early years, the factory produced shoes, boots and overshoes, as well as
industrial hoses and belts.
1912 - Arvid Wickström establishes Suomen Punomotehdas Oy. The
company was the first Finnish company to manufacture electrical wires
1933 - Nokia's first car tire, with a summer tread, is launched.
1987 - The first NMT (Nordic Mobile Telephony, Finnish
telecommunications authorities) portable phone, Mobira Cityman is
launched. Prior to this, mobile phones were in practice installed
permanently in cars. Nokia becomes the third-largest manufacturer or TV
sets in Europe. After the acquisition of Oceanic SA and Standard Elektrik
Lorenz (SEL), TVs were Nokia's main business for a while.
1992 - Nokia announces its first GSM (Global System for Mobile
Communications) mobile, model 1011. The phone's user interface and its
design form the basis of future models.
1993 - Nokia adopts the motto "Connecting People". The motto illustrates
Nokia's contribution to creating wireless connections between people.
1994 - Nokia announces the 2100 mobile phone series. In 1994, the goal
was to sell 500,000 units. Nokia sold 20 million.