[Ads-l] text stop (OT)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 11 21:00:41 UTC 2016


> On Jan 11, 2016, at 1:15 PM, Guy Letourneau Owner <guy1656 at CENTURYLINK.NET> wrote:
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> My wife told me of a news story that in one EU country (Denmark?) they have decided that since so many people will be texting while driving anyways, it will now be a required task on the diving test.

Yes, but texting while diving can be particularly dangerous, to the phone as well as the diver.
;-)

LH

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> The instructor will text a question requiring a topical information search - a US equivalent might be: 'What is the capitol of South Dakota?' - and the driver must successfully navigate a field of cones while searching for the answer and texting the instructor.
> 
> I find the notion of raising expected standards of competence to be a welcome change from the dumbing down we've witnessed for decades.
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> - GLL
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> Just as an aside, this was in the news some months ago.
> 
> Joel
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> =20
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>      From: James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU=20
> Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 8:26 AM
> Subject: [ADS-L] text stop
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> On I-684 in New York, just north of the Putnam County line, there is a "tex=
> t stop".
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> It is an ordinary "rest stop" with, one assumes, attention paid to making u=
> sre cell-phone service and maybe WiFi is available.
> 
> Signs along I-684 warn drivers to stop there if they want to text on their =
> cell phones.
> 
> - Jim Landau
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