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Folkmarks - What is that device on Dick Tracy's wrist?

I began an online chess game a whileago. It's interesting to play chess on theInternet and it's way easier than sendingmoves by mail and cheaper than sendingmoves by telephone. The Internet has changed people's livesdue to the ease of communication.

I began an online chess game a whileago. It's interesting to play chess on theInternet and it's way easier than sendingmoves by mail and cheaper than sendingmoves by telephone.

The Internet has changed people's livesdue to the ease of communication.Several people I know no longer botherwith telephones and use their computerto converse on the Internet.

Talking on the computer still bothersme, despite the convenience. Talking tosomeone by video is even more disconcertingto him or her, mostly because Ikeep forgetting to look at the camera andthey get a view of my chin or the top ofmy head, depending on camera position.However, I was a fan of Dick Tracey, whenI was a child, and his communicationdevice always fascinated me. His two-waywristwatch radio eventually metamorphosedinto a two-way wrist television. Ihaven't seen anyone talking into a wristwatchyet, but some of the newer cellphones can pass if they had a strapattached to them.

I could tie my cell phone to my wrist,but I hate to imagine a wrist phone after Idunk and clunk it the way I kill all mywristwatches.

Cell phones are so common; prisonersall across Canada want one. They are thegreatest little gadget for keeping in touchwith friends, family, gang members, drugdealers and other people. I find it amazinghow prisoners can get in touch with theirbuddies by smuggled cell phone just aboutany time. Is this a prison perk perhaps?

When on earth do prisoners get opportunitiesto converse on cell phones? Textmessaging is silent and you can do itunder the covers while pretending to besleeping. If you want to know how prisonerskeep their cell phones secret askany school child how they keep theteacher from finding out they are sendingmessages in class.

It won't be possible to know who ishiding a cell phone unless you have specialequipment for detecting them. It ispossible to demand that cell phone manufacturersput detection devices into cellphones to reduce the pleasure criminalspresently have when using cell phones. Itcouldn't hurt to worry them a little,though I'm sure they aren't too worriedabout getting caught, as Canadian criminalsenjoy very short sentences, whenthey get a prison sentence at all. Even alife sentence is merely the life span of ahorse or less if they whine enough at theparole hearing.

Since it's possible in Canada to commitmany types of crime up to and includingmurder and get a pardon it's no surpriseto discover that prisoners are using cellphones to keep their illegal businessesoperating while they holiday in prison.Oh, did I use the word holiday in relationto prison? Yes, I did and I bet you dollarsto doughnuts criminals get medical anddental concerns taken care of while incarcerated,too. Those perks make prisonlook good to certain of our senior citizens.

On the other hand, cell phone usagecan be a blessing for elderly people. Takeseniors who may be suffering some memoryloss. A cell phone can be tracked tosome degree. It might help if people puta cell phone in Gramps or Grandma'spocket. Another advantage to packing acell phone is the ability to call for helpimmediately, if you are in range of anytowers that is, out of range means noservice and that's not so useful. Plus, youcan set your watch to let you know whenit's time to go home for dinner.

Apparently, good communication stilldepends on radio communication andDick Tracy's two-way wrist radio may yetfind itself on the wrists of policemeneverywhere, along with a matching cellphone, because the world's smallest cellphone is in production and yes, it lookslike a wrist watch. http://gizmodo.com/184200/my-mobilewatch-wrist-phoneYes, there's Dick Tracy himself, talking tohis wrist.

Personally, I'm going to keep my old,faceless cell phone. My cell phone workswell and I'm not tempted to use it tostudy for my next chess move.