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There’s this new paint that’s been developed that can dynamically shut off cell phone reception:

“You could use this in a concert hall, allowing cell phones to work before the concert and during breaks, but shutting them down during the performance,” said Michael Riedlinger, president of NaturalNano.

The cell phone guys hate it.  But they have a point:

“We oppose any kind of blocking technology,” said Joe Farren, spokesman for The Wireless Association, the leading cell phone trade group. “What about the young parents whose baby-sitter is trying to call them, or the brain surgeon who needs notification of emergency surgery? These calls need to get through.”

Link here (via Catherine).

Blocking RF as a general practice may have practical uses.  But in the way this is marketed, do you agree with the cell companies or the paint maker?

Alex Eckelberry