Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had an iPhone? Aside from make phone calls, that is.
Yes, you can listen to iTunes and surf the Web, but can you Make The World A Better Place? Such as, say, call attention to people who park illegally?
Imagine, if you will, a busy four-lane highway in Montgomery County, Maryland. We'll call it East-West Highway, and arbitrarily give it the name Maryland 410. We'll postulate that the highway at a certain point has signs on both sides that say not only NO PARKING but also NO STANDING. In other words, you can't park, even if you sit in the car with the motor running. The highway is busy; no exceptions.
So you are walking to lunch one day and notice an illegally parked car. You walk back from lunch, and the car is still parked illegally. What can you, a mere iPhone owner, do to make the world a better place?
Why, you can take photos. Several. With your iPhone. And wirelessly send them to an appreciative audience.
It looks as if someone noticed the car was parked illegally. (Photo by Kevin M., taken with an iPhone)
Where is a cop when you need one? (Photo by Kevin M., taken with an iPhone)
Given all the traffic, it is amazing that anyone would park here for even a second. (Photo by Kevin M., taken with an iPhone)
Ah, someone noticed and left a helpful note. (Photo by Kevin M., taken with an iPhone)
Were you aware that these notices came in so many decorator colors? (Photo by Kevin M., taken with an iPhone)
It isn't every day you can walk to lunch and back and help Make the World A Better Place. All it takes is a civic minded spirit. And an iPhone.