Cellphone embedded in road surface

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“Un cellulare incastonato nell’asfalto,” spotted in Italy by Michele Aquila. Bruce Sterling describes it as “Pompeiian, yet utterly abject.”

Source [ibcbulk's photostream via Beyond the Beyond]

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9 Responses to Cellphone embedded in road surface

  1. Not a Doktor says:

    :)

    we need to pave our roads with the bones of our dead (devices)

  2. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    That’s not embedded, it’s rising out of the primordial tar ooze through spontaneous generation.

  3. indiecognition says:

    The paving was shallow and pedantic.

  4. Bucket says:

    “If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let ’em go, because, man, they’re gone.”
    –Jack Handey

    Except in this case it’s a cell phone and hot tar.

  5. vamidus says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the device still worked?

  6. strider_mt2k says:

    Even the road is rejecting it.

  7. zeta says:

    Ahh, the M65. I loved this phone. Had two of them (in black and grey), but unfortunately my temper forces me to destroy things. Nice side-effect: always a new phone…

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    Anger management through destruction of consumer goods as a pathway to upgrades.

    You must be a lot of fun at Thanksgiving.

  9. Frank_in_Virginia says:

    I’ll assume it is on some ring road.

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