The Triumph Of The Cell Phone

There are now more than 5,000,000,000 mobile phone connections worldwide, making it the most prolific consumer device on the planet.

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Doug Mataconis
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  1. Drew says:

    Heh, and here I thought the poor had to make a choice between food and the rent, health care and bus fare. But no. They all have cell phones. Heh. TV’s too!

    Imagine that.