A couple of hours without my phone? If only the repair guy worked while I slept, like elves in a fairy tale.
Mobiledia has a story about Bert, a homeless man who has a thing that he finds absolutely crucial: a Blackberry. Seeing a homeless person with a cell phone can bring up the kind of reaction San Francisco’s city supervisor had: What is a homeless person doing with a cell phone if this person can’t even afford to find a place to live?
That’s right: technicians all over the country are increasingly being barred by copyright legislation from fixing all kinds of cars, phones, and industrial machinery without the manufacturer’s permission.