Ever wish you could use some Houdini tactics on annoying loud cell phone gabbers? Well last week in San Francisco, a man did just that by pressing a button on a tiny black box. Little did the girl know sitting beside him that he had just cut her cellphone reception and everyone else's within a 30-foot range.
According to The New York Times, cell phone use has skyrocketed, which is making it difficult to hear a conversation in public places.
"A small but growing band of rebels is turning to a blunt countermeasure: the cell phone jammer, a gadget that renders nearby mobile devices impotent." Even though they are illegal, cell phone 'jammers' are being purchased by cafe owners and hair salons, public speakers, theater operators, bus drivers and commuters on public transportation.
Very interesting. As much as I'd be quite annoyed if someone used a jammer within my chit-chatting radius, there's something powerful about being able to instantly silence someone. What do you think?