IQ-tips: Free 411 calls?

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Before I cough up the IQ-tip, I thought I'd pass this along first: According to an item over at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Drivers who cause a wreck while yakking on a cellphone will face a fine of up to $500 under a law that took effect Tuesday in DeKalb County.

The law, likely the first of its kind in Georgia, sanctions drivers whose "improper" usage of a mobile phone was a "contributing factor" in a collision causing death, injury or damage.

I have two things to say about that: First, it's about time! Second, someone should add two more zeros and make it $50,000. Third (just thought of a third, sorry), the same person who had the foresight to add the extra zeros should add an "r" to "county" because the whole country needs such a law.

I can't tell you how many times I've seen people driving poorly while on their phones or checking email on their PDAs. Just last weekend I saw a four-car pile up that started with a man on his phone, in the next lane over from me! Scary stuff folks.

Okay, now that that's off my keyboard, after the jump you'll find today's nifty IQ-tip, thanks to the good people over at Techcrunch.com:

Directory assistance calls are expensive - $1 and higher - and yet 6 billion of them are made every year in the U.S. 1-800-free-411 is a new and brilliant service from Jingle Networks that provides this service to consumers for free.

To discover the method behind the madness (and let's face it, free directory assistance calls? total madness) check out the article here.

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August 23, 2006 - 7:31am
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