Cell Phones

Gadgets of Distraction

By Arif Mamdani/ Reposted from http://abm.posterous.com/gadgets-of-distraction

Earlier in the week, Reverend Justin Schroeder, asked a simple question as part of his series of blog posts on spiritual practice. His question: "what's at the center of your life?"

I commented, asking whether center is determined by word, thought, or deed, and Justin agreed that it's action more than anything else that points the way toward what's central for us. As I read his thoughts on spirituality and the things we feed vs. the things we let lie fallow, I couldn't help but reflect again on my relationship to being connected.

In Defense of Sub-Standard Cell Phone Service: Big Media Gets Rescued. Again.

Cross-posted from Huffington Post

By Malkia A. Cyril Executive Director, Center for Media Justice

If the ethos of America is about removing unfair barriers to individual opportunity and success, then it is un-American to give low-income communities substandard Internet service that creates barriers to economic opportunity and democratic engagement. Still, Metro PCS is doing just that -- offering a cell phone package to poor people that is only affordable because it contains significant roadblocks to full Internet access.

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