Big news in Canada today for cell phone users. Two of the country's major carriers are about to implement a new charge for receiving a text message. Currently, the charge is 15 cents for each text message you send. But soon you'll also get dinged the same amount for receiving a text message. Based on the astronomical rise in the popularity of text messaging over the past 5 years, this will become a 1 billion dollar ... yes, BILLION dollar pie for carriers to get a bite of.
As a result of this story, The Province, one of Vancouver's daily newspapers, had a bit of an eye-catching headline today. For some reason it struck as kinda hilarious so thought I'd just post it for anyone not in Vancouver right now. You can see what Vancouverites are seeing today in our newspaper boxes as we walk the streets on a sunny and very warm summer day.