Friday, June 4, 2010

Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising

Terror in Taipei: Computex taxi drivers watch live TV, video chat while cruising: "

It's a Christmas miracle that Joanna and I survived the week in Taipei. Not because our brains nearly exploded from the wealth of non-functioning Windows 7 tablets we saw, but because most of our cab drivers found themselves -- um, preoccupied -- while on the job. Over here, deep within a WiMAX hotspot, it's not uncommon to see cabbies video chatting and watching live local TV over-the-air while driving, and since you'd never believe me sans pics, I've got a handful of those as proof. Call it culture shock, or call it reckless -- we're calling it 'America needs to get with the program and catch up to Asia.'

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