Thursday, April 26, 2007

Don't walk & text

While there is some serious discussion about whether and how much pedestrians should be discouraged from using electronic devices while crossing the street (don't skip the comments), this is just plain humorous.

Back story: Gizmodo, a gadgets blog, is giving a way a fancy camcorder to the reader who creates the best gadget-related public service announcement (PSA). Recall the your-brain-on-drug classic. This is an entry into the contest.

NS&S take: It's a dumb idea to combine the sometimes dangerous task of crossing the street and listening to music, talking on the phone, or text-messaging. No question, it shouldn't be dangerous. Cars and trucks should be more careful. But, it is dangerous ... and, therefore, stupid.

That doesn't, however, mean that it ought to be against the law. (Though, I wonder who the least-cost avoider is in the situation.)

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