Changes between Version 35 and Version 36 of ISO15926Primer_Metaphor_Cell_Phone

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  • ISO15926Primer_Metaphor_Cell_Phone

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    6 If you and I were not close together but needed to talk about something, we might decide to use our cellular telephones. There is a great deal of complexity hidden from the view of the casual user. One of us could be in a digital roaming area while the other is in an analog area. One, or both, might be in a vehicle traveling at high speed down a highway-moving from one cellular area to another very quickly. We could be on different continents. All this is handled automatically by the software and circuitry that makes up the cellular telephone network. 
     6If you and I were not close together but needed to talk about something, we might decide to use our cellular telephones. There is a great deal of complexity hidden from the view of the casual user. One of us could be in a digital roaming area while the other is in an analog area. One, or both, might be in a vehicle traveling at high speed down a highwaymoving from one cellular area to another very quickly. We could be on different continents. All this is handled automatically by the software and circuitry that makes up the cellular telephone network. 
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    88None of this would do either of us any good, however, if you spoke Mandarin and I spoke Cantonese. Mandarin and Cantonese are dialects within the same language family, but are far enough apart that it is difficult for native speakers of one to understand native speakers of the other. Thus, to communicate with cell phones we would have to agree to speak the same language. In that China has one of the highest populations of English speakers of any country in the world, it is quite possible that we both speak English. 
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