City of Philadelphia Introduces E-Lanes for Texting Pedestrians


Mon, Apr 2nd, 2012 13:00 by capnasty NEWS

The City of Philadelphia decided to create special "E-Lanes" dedicated for those pedestrians too busy using their mobile devices than to look at where they're going.

Okay, not really, it's an April's fool joke, but I thought it was remarkably well done considering the absurd crap that usually comes out on the Internet on that special day.

From the article on Smart Planet:

It's all a joke of course, a bit of wry social commentary on the effect of mobile technology on social interaction within the grid of a city. But like all good humor, there's a kernel of truth tucked inside: we may have developed complex technology, but we're still simple creatures.



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