GPS, phones, toothing
Roy M. Silvernail
roy at rant-central.com
Sat Jul 3 22:47:53 PDT 2004
On Sat, 2004-07-03 at 22:28, Major Variola (ret) wrote:
> The cool thing about 'toothing' is that the party you're arranging to
> mutually stimulate is within a finite physical range. An amusing
> unintended consequence.
Not so unintended if you ask me. The chief drawback of semi-anon
methods of negotiating assignations is the lack of geographical data.
Certain "adult" telephone chat services suffer from aggregating widely
strewn patrons. A patron in Cincinnati may discover suddenly that the
object of his/her pursuit is actually in Nashville, hardly a quick
drive. I think toothing has grown popular *because* of the proximity
limitations. One has a reasonable assurance that the object of pursuit
is close enough to "close escrow", as Lenny Nero would say.
Roy M. Silvernail is roy at rant-central.com, and you're not
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