The car is almost packed and this is the last post before I unplug from the net and we are actually on the road. But by tonight I’ll probably be connected again because the cheapie motels we stay in usually have free WiFi, unlike the expensive ones that charge you $15 a day for the privilege of always being reachable from work and thus having no time to yourself. Not that we won’t be reachable while on the road, because we will have our cell phones. Don’t worry. We never use them while we drive. It’s a matter of principle (the principle being not endangering ourselves and others). Unfortunately it’s a principle honored by very few these days because cell phones have moved from being a luxury gadget to being a necessary utility. It’s something we saw coming four years ago when we talked about the brouhaha over cell phone towers located near day care centers and schools. We considered them a public health problem, but not because of exposure to the radiation from the towers (which is minimal). Instead we were concerned about the indirect effects of cell phone towers, of which use while driving is one.
Here are some posts we’ve done on the subject:
“ET don’t phone home” about the indirect effects of cell phone towers
As for the car . . .