iPad Banned In Israel, Bad News For Jews, Geeky Travelers

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Remember your first pair of walkie-talkies? Remember how weird it was when you heard voices on the other end that were not your friends? Granted, it was only AM radio, or at its coolest, some fuzzy transmission from your local police station. But still, it was like secretly tapping into another world; you could hear them but they couldn’t hear you.

Apparently, the nation of Israel is having some very Fisher Price-style tech problems, because the iPad, the iPad, is causing a county-wide ruckus. Nati Shubert, some guy, explains why:

“’If you operate equipment in a frequency band which is different from the others that operate on that frequency band, then there will be interference,” Nati Schubert said. ”We don’t care where people buy their equipment … but without regulation, you would have chaos.”

Listen to Israel, listen to the Communications Ministry, listen to the man of no identifiable title: the iPad = Chaos.  Apparently airport security guards have already confiscated ten. Apparently, the newest member of the iFamily has the capability not just to act as a digital-reader-meets- mini-computer, it can also destabilize Middle-Eastern countries.