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Douglas Best

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Member since September 08, 2008

  • Cell Phone Jammers

    Environment, Industrial Design

    NY Times article on Cell phone Jammers

    Cell Phone Jammers: "The technology is not new, but overseas exporters of jammers say demand is rising and they are sending hundreds of them a month into the United States — prompting scrutiny from federal regulators and new concern last week from the cellphone industry. The buyers include owners of cafes and hair salons, hoteliers, public speakers, theater operators, bus drivers and, increasingly, commuters on public transportation."

    The world is being affected by cell phone talk, so much so that businesses are buying illegal technology to cut off the use of cellphones.

    “It’s counterintuitive that when the demand is clear and strong from wireless consumers for improved cell coverage, that these kinds of devices are finding a market,” said Jeffrey Nelson, a Verizon spokesman."

    There is a market for this social phenomena... quieting cell phone talk.

    "Gary, a therapist in Ohio who also declined to give his last name, citing the illegality of the devices, says jamming is necessary to do his job effectively. He runs group therapy sessions for sufferers of eating disorders. In one session, a woman’s confession was rudely interrupted."

    “She was talking about sexual abuse,” Gary said. “Someone’s cellphone went off and they carried on a conversation.”

    “There’s no etiquette,” he said. “It’s a pandemic.”

    This shows how people don't know when and where to use their phones.

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