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Death of the Land Line?

MSNBC reports on a growing trend towards the elimination of land lines in college dorm rooms.

Starting next fall, AU students conditioned to cell phones will find few of those wired artifacts as the school all but eliminates traditional phone service in its residence halls.

Across the country, wired phones are becoming obsolete. Although not many colleges have eliminated them, “almost every major school is evaluating it,” said Jeri Semer, executive director of the Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education.

Somewhere, the 2002 Record editorial board weeps.