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Hi, my name is Randy Hill and I am just one of thousands of people around the world, tired and frustrated with the lack of consideration that is displayed by a growing "demographic" that I call, "the great unwashed and ill-mannered." People who can't seem to get outside their little world long enough to see the stress that they create on the rest of the population.

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B.C. hamlet hopes to hush incessant cellphone chatter

By Randy | March 30, 2008


VANCOUVER — In a far-off Shangri-La pocket of British Columbia, a group of determined villagers is engaged in a titanic struggle to roll back the tide of communications progress that has swept over the planet in recent years.

Not all progress, mind you. New Denver, population 556, does have high-speed and wireless Internet service. But progress in the form of the ubiquitous cellphone.

A majority of residents doesn’t want it, and they are fighting to keep telecommunications giant Telus from installing a transmission antenna to bring cellphone coverage to the small, lakeshore community.

While some worry about possible health hazards, villagers also espouse their deep love of peace and quiet.

“People get sick and tired of having conversations interrupted by someone picking up a beeping machine,” says New Denver’s long-time mayor, Gary Wright. “It’s just another of those gizmos that change the way we act as human beings.” [more]

Topics: Cell Phone Etiquette, Etiquette in Public Places | No Comments »


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