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Comment Re:Live theater is better. (Score 1) 400

"Atlanta isn't an especially cultured city overall; if we have something like this, I suspect most other cities will, too."

Even my little town in SW Virginia has live theater (http://www.bartertheatre.com/), Cost is fairly cheap although more that a movie ticket. Variety of shows is pretty good.

A few times a year the theater celebrates it name and allows admission via bartering for your show ticket.

Comment Re:Traditional land-line only (Score 1) 274

For me, it's not the need to feel "in contact" 24/7 as much as it is to enable people to call my number where ever my work has happened to assign me for the moment.

Currently I am in the DC area. But likely as not I will be either down south or in the mid-west for the next week or two.

When I need to connect to the net from my computer and I do not have normal access, I simply turn my phone into a hot spot and connect. Should the fiber to the house go out, I can hook my phone up to my router and all devices on the network now have access to the outside world.

Even if I didn't need a cell phone for work purposes, I'd still have one over a land line as it gives me far more flexibility.

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