Jun 20, 2012 at 6:36 am
Headed up to Canada to talk inequality–they’ve got some too, though we rule on this dubious metric.
Ergo, unlikely to post much today.
Also, unlikely to be able to use my Verizon Android cell phone. If I want to use the smart phone in another country, I have to tell my Verizon puppet masters a week in advance. They then send me a different phone in the mail which I aimlessly futz with for about an hour until it ceases resistance and activates. Then, when I get home, I put it back in the box, send it to them and they reactivate my old one.
I don’t want to get all Thomas Friedman-y on y’all, but is this any way to win the future? I get that these smart phones are amazing advances and I very much appreciate their capabilities. But users ought to be able to cross borders and still use the thing without jumping through hoops. In fact, I understand many phones have replaceable SIM cards that easily facilitate international use.
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