Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Aug 2010 22:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV A couple of days ago we talked about how the RIAA and NAB are planning on asking US Congress to mandate FM radio chips inside every cell phone. This plan was met with some ridicule, so the NAB decided to write a blog post addressing the critics. Most of the post is overshadowed by an overdose of America's favourite national pastime: WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE. 9/11!
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RE[4]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@
by jack_perry on Thu 26th Aug 2010 16:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Dennis, you're a jacka@@"
jack_perry
Member since:
2005-07-06

You suggest that in an emergency, the user would be more likely to be listening to his phone radio. That would mean he has already been made aware of the emergency from another source. So why have the radio?


I notice (a) my cell phone isn't working, and (b) power has gone out everywhere around the vicinity. Ergo, there must be an emergency. No one has told me what it is, how long it will last, etc. I have no way of finding out at the moment, except... the FM radio in my phone? This isn't circular at all.

Firstly, I was countering the argument that we should be concerned with and introducing measures for terrorist attacks. Hurricanes are another topic entirely. Constrain yourself to the point.


The original point was an emergency. A terrorist attack is merely one example.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

I notice (a) my cell phone isn't working, and (b) power has gone out everywhere around the vicinity. Ergo, there must be an emergency. No one has told me what it is, how long it will last, etc. I have no way of finding out at the moment, except... the FM radio in my phone? This isn't circular at all.


Except that you are downtown, and you left your headphones at home (or you're using your spiffy BT headphones), thus rendering the FM receiver in your phone completely useless.

How is that any better than not having an FM receiver in the phone?

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