[Air-L] SMS and law use of comm (was : Re: in dis-praise of the Chronicle)

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Tue Jun 30 18:40:34 PDT 2009

On 30-Jun-09, at 9:10 PM, Barry Wellman wrote:

> Altho I wonder if IM has mostly given way to texting. Haven't  
> checked the
> data, though.
> Barry Wellman

I think certain Canadian tech business persons like Michael Copeland  
( Corel) tried to make money from sms. Apparently he is loosing money  
on this venture.

So while we can debate this, others risk their money on which is more  

Then there are the workers in the computer firms who must learn these  
applications so they can provide them to us.

I have used IM in law enforcement work as  a late night security  
guard. There is a need for communication in law enforcement and in my  
security work we had phones, radios, pagers, and IM and bulletin  
boards and email. There were of course tasks for each one. We did not  
officially use cell phones but often we had these privately as a back  
up for dead radio batteries. This was in a high tech industry setting.


Peter Timusk,
B.Math statistics (2002), B.A. legal studies (2006) Carleton University
Systems Science Graduate student, University of Ottawa.
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