Cell phone used by New York commuter
Roe Bianculli-Taylor used this cell phone to learn about the September 11 attacks as she commuted to work on the Long Island Railroad. Context:
The use of cell phones has reduced peopleís isolation while traveling. New York City commuter Roe Bianculli-Taylor first learned of the attack on the World Trade Center when a fellow passenger on her train began sobbing in the middle of a cell phone call. The woman worked in the World Trade Center and had just learned that it had been hit by an airplane. Quickly everyone in the car who had a cell phone began contacting others to try to learn what was going on. These phone calls, plus a single portable radio, were their only connection to the outside world. As they approached Manhattan, the passengers could see the towers burning through the train window.