And another thing...

You've Got Jail! South Korea is greasing the wheels of justice by sending notices of indictment via text messages. Since three-quarters of the country's population carry cell phones, officials figured they could save time and money'they told Reuters it would save about $158,000'by moving away from mailing paper notices. But unsuspecting citizens don't have to worry about being blindsided by indictment notices'the courts will send the messages only to people who have signed up for the service. No word yet on how many people think registering to get arrested quicker is a good idea. (We're pretty sure Cagney was just being sarcastic when he said, 'Come and get me, copper.')

First Impressions. People have long held that you can tell a lot from a person's handshake. Pretty soon, you could be able to tell a lot more. Japanese researchers have developed a matchbox-sized device that can store personal contact information and, when worn, will transmit that info to another's cell phone or PDA when you shake hands. Actually, the researchers say it transmits through 'body contact,' which would seem to leave open the possibility of giving your phone numbers and e-mail address to anybody who bumps into you'say, in a bar or subway car. We suppose that's one thing they'll work on in the two to three years they say it will take to bring a product to market. On the bright side, it could save time and paper by eliminating the business card swap portion of every meeting.

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