Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

What Cell Phone Blocking?

Well, it's been more than 48 hours since my last post blasting the Wu-Skype proposal, so I've been itching to write another essay about my favorite subject du jour! Luckily, when I arrived home today I found my monthly copy of PC World magazine in the mail--yes, I am a geek--and randomly opened to an article by Cyrus Farivar entitled "Six Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do" He begins the essay by noting that:

Right before your eyes, your cell phone has morphed into a portable computer. Whether you're searching Google via text messages, using Short Message Service (SMS) to make international calls, or e-mailing a voice message, these tips will help jump-start your cell phone's inner PC--and make your life easier to boot.

... and then Farivar goes on to highlight many "useful tips and tricks that you can teach even an old cell phone to do." As I read through the article, all I kept thinking to myself is: "But according to Tim Wu and Skype, this stuff isn't supposed to be possible!"

posted by Adam Thierer @ 6:52 PM | Net Neutrality