Never mind, I found it. However, I know when I deployed, we were prohibited from using personal mobile phones while we were in theater. Not to mention that there wasn't any service in western Iraq, although that may have changed.
You know, I almost take offense to those comments. I have taken it upon myself to learn almost all there is to know about cars. As an IT kind of guy, I am also have a fairly knowledgeable about how the phone system works. Now, I will admit I don't own a generator, but I am looking at wind turbines, and I routinely hunt, fish, trap, and have raised food to eat. I'm not preparing for the end of society, I just happen to WANT to know all of this. Taking things for granted isn't a good thing. Certainly I want my kids to have it "easier" than I and the previous generations did, but that's no excuse for letting them live in ignorance.
Either you forgot your sarc mark or you are an idiot. Nothing like painting an entire population with the same brush used on one specific moron. There are quite a few Texans who do not agree with anything you have just stated. Unfortunately, its the ones who do that get all the press coverage and are, apparently, appointed to the bench in East Texas.
My appetite for books can be quite accurately described as voracious. While I have read some books e-books, I still prefer the hard copy. I believe that a market exists for both, or maybe I should say all three e-book, regular book, and "beautiful" book. That said, I believe the prices for regular hard copies is getting to high, and e-books have always been to high.
I wouldn't necessarily say at a relatively low cost. Most traditional colleges that offer online classes charge the same rate per credit hour as they do for standard classes, and then throw a few extra fees in as well.