Hold the phone at Uni Melbourne

The university’s April 1 announcement was more impossible than implausible

The University of Melbourne yesterday announced mobile phone signals will be shut down on all campuses. “Extensive survey data showed students were concerned about modern-day distractions keeping them from completing their university work and making new friends,” the university stated in an April 1 announcement.
It’s not just the date that gives it away – back in 2016 the university monitored volumes of WIFI traffic, to study campus infrastructure use, (CMM August 15 2016). As if management would want to lose a great data supply.


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