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People sending text messages in the centre of the Belgian city of Antwerp have been provided with dedicated temporary "text walking lanes" so that they do not collide with pedestrians. The initiative - some would say publicity stunt - is the brainchild of a smartphone store based in the city. It says that a significant number of mobile phone breakages happen because of "text walking" collisions. There are now believed to be more mobile phones in the world than people.
Tim Berners-Lee (later Sir Tim Berners-Lee) is an English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
"Hi, I'd like a cop car and 3 armed police officers please... That'll be 30 minutes, right?"