Quick Mobile Facts About Israel:
Israel has a population of approximately 6.2 million people, and as of 2002 Israel had 6.33 million mobile phones in use and only 3 million landlines. So thats more then 1 mobile phone for every person in the country. Mobiles more than double the amount of landlines in use!
Now my question is, whose headstone is this? It must belong to some big Israeli mobile phone guru or something, very peculiar…
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The tombstone is located in southern Israel and was erected August 13, 1998 for 17 year old Guy Akrish who died in a car accident.
Call it a monument to Israelis’ love affair with cellular telephones. Gleaming in the sunlight, a larger-than-life black marble model of the mobile phone Guy Akrish loved to cradle now marks his grave in a cemetery in the southern town of Ashkelon. “Hello, this is Guy, how are you doing?” reads the epitaph on the “digital display” of the phone-headstone of the 17-year-old killed in a road accident a month ago. Guy’s sister Diana told reporters the family decided on the unique memorial “because Guy so much enjoyed talking on the phone.
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