Just so you don't think I'm imagining things (in my previous post about there being something grumpy in the air)...and just so you don't dismiss this as a local phenomena....here is an email I received today from someone over a hundred miles away:
"Ok, so your next article needs to be about people's understanding of cell phone technology and how cell phones work. Specifically why the user no longer needs to shout his conversation into the phone to be heard. The manufacturer put a microphone inside the phone for this very reason. Now, when you call your spouse or friend 10 miles away, you don't have to shout as though they are actually 10 miles away. Its called progress. Embrace it.
That's my gripe for today. Thank you for listening."
See? It's an epidemic!