I was watching a brief glimpse of a 70s movie Smokey and the Bandit the other day, one of the amusing things about 1970s American rural towns is everyone has a CB radio in their car. Its kind of like internet chat before the internet. In cars.
People have a nickname and get lost in an imaginary world, but there is a kind of slightly rebelious community spirit, ie: warning other drivers theres a hidden police speedtrap ahead.
I wonder what happen if this was to happen in the 20×0’s on my commute to work, seeing I often see the same vehicles regulary.
(this is using some kind of hands free radio microphone and a small computer on the dash that tells you who is talking :o)
<bob in green focus> morning everybody.
<photocopierrepairmandave> morning mate.
<xx white van lady xx> hello cutie
<the_red_french_tractor> (me) hmm no snow then as predicted on the news, oh well, no accidents then :o)
<chav in a 1.2 corsa> does anyone like my new lexus rear lights?
<bob in green focus> no, they look stupid, did you get plenty of Halfords gift vouchers for Christmas to get tat for your car?
<xx white van lady xx> why thankyou Graham for being the first courteous BMW driver I have seen in a while
<Grahams blue 99 3 series> thats ok, woohoo I should reach my sales target this month!!
…and so on