That sexy smart phone that everyone is waiting in line for? Wouldn’t have been possible with out ‘ol Guiglielmo. Besides a great first name, Mr. Marconi performed groundbreaking experiments in the internet of his day...radio. In 1900, seeking to capitalize on the results he achieved 5 years earlier with long distance radio broadcasting, he formed Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company Limited, and soon after patented "tuned or syntonic telegraphy". Leading to the unfortunate result of making people on the bus permanently crooking their necks at a 45 degree angle down, while they fiddle with their phones.