Amish and Cell Phones

Noah talks with Howard Rheingold, a writer on technological issues for Wired Magazine, about the Amish and their increasing use of cellular phones. Members of the Mennonite sect — well known for its rejection of technological advances — have apparently been using the phones for business and communications, leading to a controversy within the community.



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