Kara Swisher

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Andy Jordan and Digitized Taxis!

Andy Jordan of WSJ.com’s Tech Diary makes sure the cabbies in Manhattan don’t take him the long way around. New Yorkers react to taxis with GPS and other gadgety doodads:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus