People of the Northeast Corridor, the Media Has Heard Your ‘Silent, Hash-Tagged Screams’

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Finally, finally, finally, journalistic attention is being paid to a crucial human-rights violation: The New York Times reports that Amtrak's WiFi network is spotty, and sometimes train riders are left clutching little more than a pathetic, 3G-equipped iPhone from which to tweet— nay, to issue "silent, hash-tagged screams" — about their deprivation, when they're lucky enough to be near a cellular tower, that is. Our thoughts are with you, brave ones.