Talkback: What are your cell phone commandments?

The cell phone commandments have been updated; here's your chance to update them further

Technology may update and improve at a staggeringly fast rate, but some tech stories always seem to remain relevant no matter what new developments arise -- or even because of new developments. Case in point: the 10 Cell Phone Commandments. This story originally ran in 2000, but it struck such a nerve that it never seems to lose popularity at In fact, as it gets noticed and re-noticed, commenters have indicated that 10 commandments may not be enough and have offered some excellent suggestions on keeping these rules up to date. In that spirit, we have updated the 10 Cell Phone Commandments, and we invite you to discuss the issue further below.