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    Quote Originally Posted by Penzance View Post
    It's actually the law in some countries for camera phones (at least) to make noise.

    I don't think it has to be a shutter sound, but everyone knows what that sounds like, so they know what's happening. This is as opposed to some odd beep, that nowadays could be made by anything electronic...

    That is ultimately part of this whole discussion - by mimicking real world objects and how they operate, people feel more comfortable with and can relate to interfaces. You can only move away from a person's "model of the world" so far before they cannot understand what's going on.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_phone#Laws doesn't say anything about it being illegal for me to take your picture in public with or without you knowing. I'm not sure about other countries other than the US though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Penzance View Post
    It's actually the law in some countries for camera phones (at least) to make noise.

    I don't think it has to be a shutter sound, but everyone knows what that sounds like, so they know what's happening. This is as opposed to some odd beep, that nowadays could be made by anything electronic...

    That is ultimately part of this whole discussion - by mimicking real world objects and how they operate, people feel more comfortable with and can relate to interfaces. You can only move away from a person's "model of the world" so far before they cannot understand what's going on.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_phone#Laws doesn't say anything about it being illegal for me to take your picture in public with or without you knowing. I'm not sure about other countries other than the US though... Apparently in France you are not allowed to redistribute/sell photo's taken of the Eiffel tower without permission.
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    Its not the pictures in public that was a problem...it was in places like bathrooms or locker rooms.

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    it was a semi law in like japan several years ago, thats what these guys are trying to say.

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