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December 31, 2006

Is That Smaller Than A Breadbox?

I link to this only mildly interesting story that equipment willl be placed on taxicabs in NYC to map cellphone dead spots, because the unidentified author (FoxNews) was so geeky as to describe the equipment as "about the size of a computer modem." Other geeks might wonder if he means an internal or external modem, but most readers will own computers that had a modem built in when they bought it, so all they know (if they know they have one) is that it must be smaller than the box of the computer itself. Maybe he had originally written it as "about the size of a cigarette pack," only to have his editor reject that as somehow politically incorrect.

Filed under Technology | permalink | December 31, 2006 at 10:40 AM


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