Monday, May 30, 2005

Car Sick in the Empty Quarter :: Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth

He's done a nice job of describing recreational dune bashing. Includes some nice pictures. One bit, on the road back, after the dune bashing:

For one stretch of the trip, the driver kept swerving perilously close to one of the Range Rovers while thumbing his mobile phone at the same time. Eventually he rolled down the window and drove within inches the other vehicle, sticking his phone out the window. I suddenly realized what he was doing.

"Bluetooth?" I asked.

"Yes, good pictures," he replied, apparently of the mind that a driver had the right to swap camera phone photos wirelessly with other drivers while speeding down the highway.

This is typical of the experience. The thrills don't stop once you've left the dunes. There's no OSHA nanny here.


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