A cafe customer fed up with cell phone chatter sits in a bubble of blissful silence as nearby patrons puzzle over dead handsets.
A man tries to take a secret snapshot with his camera phone, but gets only a blank screen.
A priest imbues his church with a new energy — the electromagnetic kind — to keep his sermons serene and free from beeps, chirps and rockin’ ring tones.
These are glimpses at a war of gadgets quietly playing out around the world.
This gadget would make Lori happier than a fox in a hen house AND it would help with her cell phone voodoo magic.
Personally, I’d have MAJOR issues with someone around me using a jammer. I use my cell phone a lot for work – and not just during work hours either. When I’m on call – it’s for a 24 hour period of time. If I go out to dinner – I have to have my cell with me. If I get paged — the expectation for my response time is within 5 to 10 minutes. Now, I’ll usually leave the table to make the call because of the privacy issues surrounding medical situations, when I take the information and ask questions – even if I’m not using names, I still feel uncomfortable taking and telling information within ear shot of others around me.
However, even if I leave the table – some of these jammers can reach up to hundreds of feet . . . which would render it impossible for me to make a call that could be of vital importance to a patient of mine. I know critics of cell phones feel that it’s selfish of cell phone users to make them ‘put up with’ our conversations in areas they deem inappropriate — however, conversely, I think it’s selfish of cell phone critics to use a device such as jammers – assuming that the phone calls we are participating in are trivial and of no importance at all.
It’s that double edge sword of technology — seems there’s a war going on: Tech. versus Tech.