Old way vs. new technology (updated: texting allowed again)

Old way vs. new technology (updated: texting allowed again)

Posted by JP on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 13:27

Here's something new.
Doormen for a Senate committee are telling reporters they can't text message on cell phones during committee hearings under the general rule of electronic devices not being allowed.

They've always made way for cameras and tape recorders (now digital recorders) but looks like the Blackberries and texting faces a battle.

The reasoning given was the noise is distracting to others in the committee.

The Senate Democrats spokeswoman came by to say she was checking into this situation. A bit later she came back to say the texting ban was "done in error and changed as of now."

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