Wednesday, August 03, 2005


I was just browsing through the herald this morning when i saw an article on bluetooth, which reminded me of what Kevin was saying in the tutorial on monday about how it was breaking down barriers on the subways in london with people chatting to total strangers on the subway through their mobile phones and how people had formed friendships based solely on the fact that they catch the same train/bus to work..

Anyway it seems in the middle east, especially in restrictive societies it is being used as a way to communicate between sexes, where it previously was not possible due to certain taboos. And it also mentioned that it is being used in the sex industry where a client would get out his phone and use bluetooth to make a deal with the prostitute so as to not draw attention to themselves by doing it verbally.

heres the article if your interested :)


At 2:31 PM, Blogger Kevin said...

Oooooh, VERY interesting...

It's spreading, and in such creative ways. None of those had occurred to me.

So now we're collecting different applications of the technology to work through different cultural barriers.

I am intrigued.


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