[Cdt-l] Fw: America's national parks weigh solitude against cellular access
jonathan at phlumf.com
Sat Jan 19 20:01:01 CST 2013
It just depends how & when someone is using one.
I think the biggest problem with cell phones infringing on the
experience of nature is people (mostly kids, but more and more adults)
doing inane things with them - playing "Angry Birds" instead of looking
at the birds. Texting "OMG I just saw a deer!" to friends back home
instead of appreciating the moment, or just walking around staring at a
screen instead of the amazing view. These things kind of negate the
whole point of being in a National Park... at least in my opinion. I
don't think that better cell coverage is going to matter much one way or
the other, as there is plenty you can do with a phone without any
Maybe there is some possible compromise - microcell coverage in parking
lots & lodges, and emergency-only towers to enhance safety?
I find it a bit funny that Brett posted this "from his iPhone"... where
exactly he was at the moment is his secret, I guess ;-)
On 1/19/2013 3:39 PM, Bob Sartini wrote:
> People I meet in the back country I think have the same idea as I do
> about cell phones which is most people have one as a tool to be used
> when it makes sense. Like arranging for a ride when you get near a
> town. It's more in the front country where the annoying factor kicks
> in. But then I would be in a tourist area and it would be just an
> addition to the general cacophony.
> So on balance I guess I'm fine with added service. Getting pizza at a
> road crossing ?
> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 2:48 PM, Brett <blisterfree at yahoo.com
> <mailto:blisterfree at yahoo.com>> wrote:
> *From: * Brett Tucker <brett at simblissity.net
> <mailto:brett at simblissity.net>>;
> *To: * Brett Tucker <blisterfree at yahoo.com
> <mailto:blisterfree at yahoo.com>>;
> *Subject: * America's national parks weigh solitude against
> cellular access from NBC News for iPhone
> *Sent: * Sat, Jan 19, 2013 7:28:41 PM
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