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(BBC)   Nokia unveils mid-air text messaging (with pic)   ( divider line
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2004-06-02 05:30:29 PM  
This would be great for deaf people. Seriously, if typing the words were fairly simple.

Also it would be smart if it were made with a magneto(not sure if that word is correct), you know like those flashlights that you can just turn the crank and charge it up for a couple hours use, you could be charging your cellphone battery every time you wave it.

Also it would be good to have a "reverse" mode, so the words would be backwards, that way you could wave it at your windshield and the guy who just cut you off could read it - NICE SIGNAL.......A**HOLE
2004-06-02 05:31:56 PM  
Not all that worthless. Let's say there was a hostage situation and someone trapped inside was trying to send messages concerning where the baddies were to the police outide without yelling or speaking (also assuming that they couldn't have a direct line to the people below), this would be perfect.

I know, I'm trying really hard here.
2004-06-02 05:34:21 PM  
i saw this thing 3 years ago at a bar here in sweden. some vodka brand message kept playing in the corner of my eye, really annoying. [and tempting].
2004-06-02 05:42:03 PM  
Oh yeah, I just remembered we had something like it in the '70s. It was shaped just like a ping-pong paddle, and it had a stack of pre-printed messages with tabs at the bottom so you could just hold your thumb on the tab, flip it over, and flash that message. 'Course it was the '70s so the messages were " Keep On Truckin' ! ", "Sit On It ! ", "Foxy Mama !", and so on.

Good times.
2004-06-02 05:47:28 PM  

I remember that toy, I want to say it was called "Light Writer"?
2004-06-02 05:49:03 PM  
Grapple: Green laser pens rule!
2004-06-02 07:33:45 PM  
Good to see I'm not the only one who knew about this way back in the 90's.
2004-06-02 08:03:45 PM  
First Happy customer.....

"I invented it, I call it a Hawking phone"
(futurama reference)

[image from too old to be available]
2004-06-02 09:19:07 PM  
thats as gay as a picnic basket
2004-06-02 09:46:39 PM  
First words that come from the visual text messenger of a person who frequents this website...

2004-06-02 11:01:39 PM  
"Wow, you guys are so angry.. geez.. It's Wednesday! Relax! Have fun."

Wednesday=hump day according to my math teacher

Adn I gotta say, the article writter can't put together a paragraph for poopoo.
2004-06-03 12:18:53 AM  
A great tool for street corner drug dealers and prostitutes:
CHINA WHITE $50 (I have no idea what the current going rates are)

2004-06-03 01:01:49 AM  
2004-06-03 01:40:54 AM  
Yes it would be a useful tool over long distances, however 18 feet isn't what I'd consider a long distance. However, the average american only walks 70 miles a year, so maybe you have a point. I hope somebody comes out with a phone that can do Indian smoke signals, now that would be bad ass, and would prob get you in casinos fo FREE!!!
2004-06-03 04:26:01 AM  
I'm going to make it say "Butt".
2004-06-03 07:46:16 AM  
omg no1 mentioned the really good asian chick in the pic...
2004-06-03 09:52:19 AM  
2004-06-03 11:45:08 AM  
/smells a "what text should there be?" Photoshop contest in our future...
2004-06-03 11:19:22 PM  
Glass Giant
I have one of those clocks. I got it for Christmas two years ago. It's a few feet beside me now; it's pretty cool. Right now it reads "stop reading my clock". They sell them at thinkgeek
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