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For Liars and Loafers, Cellphones Offer an Alibi

by Diana Forum moderator / June 30, 2004 9:29 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/26/technology/26ALIB.html

Cellphones are chock-full of features like built-in cameras, personalized ring tones and text messaging. They also gave a real boost to Kenny Hall's effort to cheat on his girlfriend.

Mr. Hall, a 20-year-old college student in Denver, decided in March to spend a weekend in nearby Boulder with another woman. He turned to his cellphone for help, sending out a text message to hundreds of other cellphone users in an "alibi and excuse club," a network of 3,400 strangers who help each other skip work, get out of dates or give a loved one the slip.


Cheating goes hightech.

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Re: For Liars and Loafers, Cellphones Offer an Alibi
by MarciaB / June 30, 2004 9:35 AM PDT

Betcha a buck my ex is a dues paying member Happy


Marcia/Oregon/USA

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Nope...
by Dick White / June 30, 2004 11:41 AM PDT

I'm not that much of a sucker for a sure-loss bet. Who was it that said "A dollar saved is a dollar earned"? Wink

dw

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Re: Nope...
by Dan McC / June 30, 2004 11:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope...

It was Ben Franklin, but ex-wives only bet pennies in his day.

Wink

Dan

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So this guy goes to all these lengths to cheat.....
by Josh K / June 30, 2004 11:40 PM PDT

....and then the New York Times prints his full name in their article. D-OH!

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Be careful!
by Dan McC / July 1, 2004 2:40 AM PDT

Make sure you and the gal you're cheating on don't use the same club!

Dan

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