Tag Archives: Text Messages

Sean Symons Shows Danger of Texting And Driving

31 May

YouTube user Sean Symons spotted this driver texting while driving and maneuvering the car quite erratically. He called the police, but decided to follow the car at a safe distance and document the unsafe driving that was taking place. Watch what happens next. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries.

Do not text and drive! If you need any more proof, I recommend revisiting this mini documentary.

Sweden Ditches Stamps For Texts

10 Mar

If you’re looking to send a letter or small package in the country of Sweden, pretty soon all you’ll need is a cell phone with a working text plan. That’s right, customers will text a number to pay for their mail. In return, they’ll get a code to write on the mail to show that it has been paid for.

The system will likely go into effect this summer. Denmark will start a similar plan in April. Postage rates will stay the same and a spokesman for the Swedish postal system said they are not worried about forgeries.

Problem I see: what if I don’t have a cell phone? It seems to me that the most likely segment of the population to lack a cell phone would be the elderly, who are also probably the most frequent users of the postage system.

Swedish stamps