Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

It's not the cell phone...

A recent flurry of discussion on the lack of hands-free dialing feature on the iPhone on TidBITS Talk reminded me of the point-and-counterpoint pieces we published in 14850 Magazine seven years ago, when New York was in the process of passing its ineptly conceived cell phone law.

* Driven to Distraction by Mory Katz
* It's Not the Cell Phone by MHA

I had a conversation with our then-assemblyman Marty Luster at the time, and he made it clear that while he agreed with me that the law was useless and unsupportable as written, there was a groundswell of pressure to pass it regardless, and there was nothing he could do.

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