Sunday, September 10, 2006

Beating the Ban

Prisoners in El Salvador have found a, um..., creative way to hide cell phones on their persons.

Without boring you with burdensome detail, it seems a good bet this method will evade detection in a typical search. Hopefully, kids looking to evade detection by Bloomberg's cell-phone police won't read this story.

I'd hate to imagine one of these phones going off in class. Some teachers I know instruct their students to leave phones on vibrate as part of a "Don't ask, don't tell" approach. After reading this, I don't even want to contemplate the potential consequences.

The virtues of pointless mandates are few and far between. The consequences are rarely positive.

And don't kids merit more privileges than prisoners?
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