We’ve seen mobile phones blamed for many things, some of which may even be true. And this blog tries to keep its attention on technology-improving-access rather than technology-causing-disability. But it’s causal Friday.
It seems that in some parts of Africa, cell phones are spreading faster than the network can keep up. This means that there are places where signals are so weak that you have to climb a tree to place a call. And if there are more tree climbers, there are more out-of-tree experiences. Thus the epidemic of broken bones, especially among elders.