Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.
“Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media,” one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
It is unusual for soldiers to have daily inspections after Basic Training.
Soldiers say their sergeant major gathered troops at 6 p.m. Monday to tell them they must follow their chain of command when asking for help with their medical evaluation paperwork, or when they spot mold, mice or other problems in their quarters.
Drew Clark reports on the Technology Policy Summit in San Jose.
Not surprisingly one of the telco VPs (Cicconi) said mobile phones don't need to be open and that consumer's aren't interested in open devices.
Consumers didn't want PCs, IM, YouTube, Google, MySpace, iPods or wifi until they saw them. Can you imagine having a PC that needed to be certified by your ISP to connect to the Internet? Can you imagine needing to buy a new PC if you wanted to change ISPs? Even moving your address book can be difficult in the walled gardens of the cellphone world. Don't get me started on "innovation" and IMS ...
As mobile devices become more important it is silly for us to stay with walled gardens. What if mobile providers mainly provided connectivity and were forced to compete just on that?