One in four Americans now has a cellular telephone--and college students both at Harvard and other schools are helping push that number even higher.
According to data released Wednesday by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association in Washington D.C., the number of people using wireless phones by June 30 swelled to 76.2 million--a figure which represents about 28 percent of the U.S. population.
Meanwhile, Harvard students are going wireless at a breakneck pace this year--making the "cell" the newest and most fashionable accessory on campus.
Signs of the trend are both audible and visible on any walk through the Yard.
The phones are also making less glamorous appearances in many of Harvard's most public venues, ringing during lectures and concerts and piercing the silence of libraries and exam rooms.
With this technological incursion, old rules have gone the way of rotary phones, forcing increasing numbers of cell users to learn the etiquette of a phone call on the shuttle--and one in class.
Is That Miss Manners Calling?
Chit-Chatting All the WayYou see them as you walk through campus. Some of them are dialing as they cruise through the Yard, others
Stick Your Cell Phone...Disclaimer: The column you are about to read has been written countless times before, by countless other people, in countless
Houses Hush Cell PhonesIncreasing cellular phone use on campus has prompted several Houses to discourage their use in dining halls and to remind
Study Weighs Costs of Cell Phone UseBanning cell phone use on the road would save lives and the benefits to society would cancel out the costs
Enforcing Cell Phone EtiquetteRinng! Rinng! It’s shopping period, and the cell phones are back, interrupting lectures, concerts and dinners with their incessant beeps,
TechnostalgiaIn fourth grade, my class held an Invention Convention. After a week of compiling lists of things that bugged us,