Comments on Bring On The Hush-A-Phone!
We've all read about the studies being conducted on the airlines, that perhaps one day soon we will all be forced to sit cheek-by-jowl with people who will conduct loud conversations on their cell phones. Isn't there some way to fend off this disaste (Read
the complete story)
|"had a similar idea to the hush a phone box for quadrophonic hi fi with a loudspeaker in each corner pointing inwards. lt never really caught on in the 1980's......maybe a revival ??????"
(col 1/4/2005 5:00:25 AM)
|"heh.. that phonebooth on the shoulders is the dumbest looking thing i think i've ever seen."
(dep 1/4/2005 6:27:05 AM)
Perhaps not the smartest solution, but the problem do exist and has to be dealt with. Is there anyone out there who has an idea how to stop listening to annoying phoneconversations?
(firstname.lastname@example.org 1/10/2005 2:29:45 AM)
|"We're almost going back to the Cone of Silence from "Get Smart""
( 1/18/2005 1:44:15 PM)
|"Yes - but Frank Herbert coined the term cone of silence at least a decade before it was used on TV. Don't miss the hush corner, a similar idea from Robert Heinlein in the 1940's."
(ChiefTechnovelgist 1/18/2005 5:14:20 PM)
|"The TV series "Get Smart" had a privacy bubble for secure conversations"
(Robert 1/20/2005 10:39:50 PM)
|"How about filling their mouths with silicone rubber!"
(Zeke 1/25/2005 9:07:09 PM)
|"WTF??!! most people i see on the cell phone walking around are completely unaware of whats going on in thier enviroment, all i need is to see some guy wearing that thing on his head walk right in front of a bus, or a speeding, blaring fire truck. here's a real simple solution to people yapping so damn loud on the phone. geta water gun. or a small directional emp device, aim it at the phone, it will either explode, or fizzle out in thier hand, end of problem."
(Q 3/16/2006 6:17:38 AM)
|"Some readers might be interested to know that this device was central in the development of competition in US telecoms--AT&T tried to stop people "attaching" them to the phone network, and was eventually (not right away) slapped down with the principle that you can attach anything you want if it doesn't harm the network...indirectly led to the entry of MCI and other forms of competition."
(Joseph Farrell 8/29/2008 9:50:45 PM)
Get more information on Bring On The Hush-A-Phone!
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Gyroscopic Median-Straddling Mass Transit Vehicles
'It was among these leviathans that the little gyrocar was daring to thrust its puny self...'
Bigrating Laser Beam-Riding Light Sail Is Self-Correcting
'That sail will be twenty thousand miles at the wide part.'
ISS Astronauts Test Estee Lauder 'Advanced Night Repair' Skin Serum
'Out in the New Moon, just ask for what you want...'
LG Wing Twisting Smartphone Might Be Fun
'A polycarbon screen unfurled...'
Mushroom Coffin Returns You To Nature, Naturally
'She touched the leaf. She was wanted.'
Will ATT Offer Ad-Subsidized Cellphone Service
'For long-distance calls the ratio of commercial to conversation was as high as 10 to 1...'
Gyro-X Self-Balancing Two-Wheeler Car
'Indeed, the gyrocar was a sight to make a man look twice.'
Beat Covid-19 With AIR By MicroClimate - At Last I Get My PAPR
More than just a bubble.
Mi TV LUX Transparent Edition OLED TV
The Look of Things To Come.
Metalenses Now Reconfigurable With Liquid Crystal
'Hufhuf oil held in static tension...'
'Alexa For Residential' A Landlord's Dream (Tenant's Nightmare?)
'...unseen mechanical entities... that are in our very midst. One of them following each of us.'
Gather Ye Moonrocks While Ye May
'The law of filing on newly discovered asteroids was definite.'
InMotion V11 Electric Unicycle Gets Air (Video)
'A tumblebug does not give a man dignity...'
Rid Thyself Of Ads On The Newsbox
'Can't we scramble that commercial?'
A.I. Jesus Proclaims Machine Gospel
'... he crossed the waiting room to the Padre booth; inside he put a dime into the slot and dialed at random.'
Google's Remixed 'Your News Update' ala Heinlein, Clarke, Pohl
'Perhaps we had better use the soundtrack and let it hunt.'
iSphere Plastique Fantastique Face Mask Alternative
'Among these were some clad in the insulated space-suits, with their transparent glassite helmets.'
Inkjet-Printed Wearable Solar Cells
Ultra-thin wearable organic photovoltaic material.
NDB Nuclear Waste Battery Lasts A Lifetime
'Trillions of units of power could be compressed thus into an inch-square cube of what looked like blue-white ice.'
Neuralink Will Land A Chip In Your Brain
'What are you talking about? Do you mean a neural lace?'