Friday, March 7, 2008

What Next?

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Score another one for the Nanny State.
A London street is experimenting with padded lampposts to protect those not
paying attention from banging into them, ITN reports.

These are not just for the benefit of anyone distracted by a pretty girl or an ice cream truck. These are for people too busy texting on their phones to watch where they're going. Oh yes, it gets better:
The survey found that almost two thirds of respondents lost peripheral vision
while texting, and more than a quarter wanted lines on the pavement to create
routes for texters to walk while using their phones.

What next, lead dogs? You would think that a bump on the head would be fair punishment for not being attentive, but not in a society that thinks it can protect us from ourselves.