It was Islam, after all, that provided us with the notion of zero and the concept of algebra, so it's not surprising they're ahead of us on the SMS front. Specifically, our friends, the government of Kuwait, who will notify everyone about how the war is going via cell phone.
That seems benign, maybe even a good idea. By contrast, the thought of any direct contact between my government and my cell phone terrifies me. But my cell network protocol is different than Kuwait's.Posted by kevin slavin at March 18, 2003 09:57 AM