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[at-l] Cell Phones, yet again - the 'rules'
At 04:02 PM 4/17/2005 -0400, Greg Brown wrote:
>I'm almost sorry for brining this hot button issue up. The last thing
>I'll say on this topic is I'm not going to carry a phone to annoy
>people, I'm going to carry a phone because that is what my personal
>situation dictates I do. I'll try not to annoy anyone on the trial
>with it's use and I don't plan on having it on all the time, just now
>and then so I can stay in contact with home.
There's nothing unreasonable about that. I would consider carrying one
myself to use in towns since pay phones are rapidly disappearing.
BTW I heard a story on NPR a few days ago about a company that has designed
a modern high altitude dirigible that they plan on deploying at about half
the altitude that geo-stationary satellites are orbited. The plan is to use
them for satellite cell phone service and create a network with no dead
zones and no need for towers. The dirigibles would fly above the jet stream
and like satellites would be fixed in relation to a location on the ground.
I'm sure there are some on the list who will think that is a terrible thing
as it would mean that cell phones would work virtually everywhere. I expect
however that continued expansion of coverage is inevitable and I'd rather
see a space or near space based system than to continue the profusion of