Time to Rename the Cell Phone?

27 November 2006

They're not just for making calls, and they don't have a lot to do with cells. Maybe it's time to name the ubiquitous gadget something else.

You see them everywhere. The minute the plane hits the tarmac, someone whips one out. Walking down the street and driving a car, they're said to give you tunnel vision. Their ringing can be so annoying, movie theaters run humorous videos highlighting the consequences of disturbing the peace.

A lot of people, then, might be happy to learn that cell phones may soon may be dead—killed by the very people who make them. That is, the name, at least.

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