2 thoughts on “Driving? Texting while walking is bad too.”

  1. Om: Did you see this article from the SF Chronicle last November? (excerpt w/link below)

    “The truth is, the smart phone is the low-hanging fruit for roaming thugs. With debit cards in universal use, the average person isn’t carrying much cash. The high-tech cell phone is probably the most valuable item you carry on the street.

    “It’s the modern day purse snatch – with better odds,” said Obrochta. “With a purse, you never knew what you were getting.”

    Victims make it easy by walking down the street, holding out the phone while texting or searching for directions. “First, I am showing you that I have a nice fancy phone,” said Brian Cooley, editor at large for Cnet. “And second, I am demonstrating that I do not have good situational awareness.”

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/30/BADN1M67G8.DTL#ixzz1kIRgdz6Y

  2. Hey Om — curious, did they measure the difference for type of device? I miss my Blackberry for the ability to walk and text at the same time — viva la keyboard — I’m hopeless with my Incredible2.

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