Roberto Verzola on 15 Nov 2000 02:49:07 -0000

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Re: Cellpohones and the cancer of cellspace

 >While not wanting to get into a pissing match about media history, the
 >"ether" has been controlled by international regulations for at least 75
 >years. Most of the radio spectrum is reserved for "official" uses and

True, but this is an artificial monopoly. In many areas, people get
hand-helds anyway and just use the ether, disregarding government
pretensions that it owns the ether.

You can't just get a phone set or a cellphone, and use it to
communicate. You have to talk to the owners of the hardware

It shows that the cellphone is closer to the telephone than a
hand-held radio.


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