No mobile tech allowed when crossing the street

This bothers me.

NY Law would ban iPods and other mobile devices while crossing streets

Mobile tech. MOBILE. Tech to accompany us while we are moving. Across streets. While driving. While nowhere near a payphone. I am in NY. I would be bothered.

State Sen. Carl Kruger’s bill would also outlaw the use of cell phones, Blackberries, video games or other electronic devices when crossing the street.

He cited the death of a 21-year-old man who was listening to music when he stepped off a curb and was hit by a bus in Brooklyn in September, and the death of a 23-year-old iPod listener last month.

I don’t mean to sound callous, but hell — pedestrians get hit when they’re NOT paying attention to their hand held tech devices.  Okay. So you’re on the phone, getting walking directions. But you can’t be talking to the person as you’re crossing the street. I don’t know, I’m getting a bit miffed with this restriction on technology.




I’ve been seeing the rumors on Engadget and Gizmodo… and of all things, I find the post through

I am a total gadget geekette. I currently own a Treo 700p. I love it. I love it better than a Blackberry, even though it happened to cost much more. I used to have a Sanyo flip phone… but I got the Treo because I literally had snapped off the earpiece of the flip phone.

Now… there’s this thing called the iPhone. Sure, my first computer was a rockin Apple IIC. I own an iPod (2nd gen mini in silver, I haven’t traded it off yet. Still works). I love my Treo because of its touchscreen. I am getting to be proficient in little plastic buttons. But the iPhone is ALL touchscreen. Possibly oily and dirty as hell (I’ve only had the Treo for a little over 4 months, but the screen is kinda gross). But it’s three things in one. I love my iPod. I love my texting. I love my mobile internets (yes, I said internets… but I’m totally fangeeking it out right now).

2008 they said? I think I’ll be there. My only problem… what to do with my Sprint account? Unlimited internets (ha. I did it again), unlimited texting, 3000 (I think) shared minutes — I’ve never gone over.

2008. That’s some time from now.

Apple, Inc’s got it down. Microsoft may never be able to catch up. FYI – I have the Palm software installed on the Treo — I do not use Windows Mobile.