New York Subway Sets a Signal

Catching up with the rest of the world

And you thought America’s crumbling infrastructure resembles that of a third-world nation? Wrong; it’s worse.

Two days ago, the Metropolitain Transportation Authority announced that commuters on the  New York subway system can now use their mobile phones to talk or text. Well, actually it only works in four downtown stations. And only AT&T and T-Mobile customers will be able to connect. But hey, it’s a start, ain’t it?

As anyone who has been to New Dehli, Singapore, Shanghai or Rio de Janeiro knows, you have been able to use your cell phone underground on most lines for years. So in reality, New York, at least, is still struggling to catch up with the Third World.

I don’t know about you, but I find this rather worrying. But on the other hand, the U.S. does have more weapons and soldiers than anyone else, so I guess that kind of evens things out…

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