Daily Archives:March 20th, 2003

Making a statement, in absentia

[Original Link] NY Times article about a whole new mode of communication: sending a message by not sending a message.


When I arrived in Seattle a couple of days ago, and turned on my phone, it beeped as a text message came in. “Have you had an accident recently? Call or text us for no-win, no-fee..” etc. I smiled a wry smile about life in America.

But my distress in having such rubbish sent straight to my pocket was nothing compared to my realisation that this had come from a UK number and had followed me around the world…

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