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    Re: Time and cel nav, a stupid question
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2008 Apr 23, 11:21 -0400

    Frank,
    
    How does that reconcile with my wife's AT&T phone being identical in
    time to mine?  I don't think either have been set, other than to
    adjust time zone in mine.  Can you set the time in your new phone?
    
    Maybe Lu could gather a few colleagues with AT&T phones and see if
    they're the exact same time (to within a second or so) by observing
    when the minutes change.  If so, more precise experimentation might
    be interesting, such as a video of 3-6 phones changing minutes.
    
    I have visions of Frank walking down the street in Chicago buried in
    the internet when he bumps into somebody.  Frank: "Oops, pardon me."
    Other guy, real big and mean: "What are you doing?  Watch where
    you're going.  You shouldn't be walking while playing with your
    phone.  Let me see that thing!"  Bye-bye phone.
    
    Fred
    
    On Apr 23, 2008, at 1:08 AM, frankreed@HistoricalAtlas.net wrote:
    
    > The way I see it, very accurate cell phone time had little value to
    > most
    > users. The ability to adjust the time and maintain control over
    > zone changes
    > is more in line with the way most people have used watches
    > traditionally.
    > I'm sure we all know someone who sets a watch ahead five minutes so
    > that
    > they've "never late". On the other hand, how many people need to
    > know the
    > time to better than the nearest minute? Navigators... Ebay bidders
    > maybe...
    > not many other people. So the highly accurate time that became an
    > accidental
    > feature of cell phone service (at least with some providers) a few
    > years ago
    > has been lost to evolution. But believe me, I wouldn't trade my new
    > phone's
    > features for anything. How could I ever live without broadband
    > Internet
    > while walking down a street, or sitting at the beach, or having
    > dinner in a
    > restaurant? ;-)
    >
    
    
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