So I'm interviewing Dr. Robert Wachter last week for this column on the lack of oversight in the medical system for invasive cardiology procedures. He's driving is car in what ought to be the most-wired city in the world -- metro San Francisco. He's on a main artery -- I-80 as it crosses the Oakland Bay Bridge. He's speaking to me on his iPhone. And the AT&T reception is God-awful. The call gets dropped 5 times in the course of a 20-minute interview.
"But I'm addicted to my iPhone," Wachter says, so he puts up with it. Similar tales are told in New York and other places.