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05May94 UK: INTERNATIONAL POWERED ACCESS FEDERATION.

Paul Adorian is well-known to a certain segment of the population as one of Britain's pioneering llama farmers. There he is, in my picture, with dog and llama, proving the point.Paul Adorian is also, to a different segment, well-known as the guiding light of the International Powered Access Federation, the body for the manufacturers and users of equipment which allows you to reach into awkward places.Not content with having two strings to his bow, Mr Adorian has now added a third. He has formed OOMPH.OOMPH, I'm glad you asked, is the Organisation of Mobile Phone Users.Mr Adorian, a mobile phone user of some experience, has noted that there is rather a lot of 'information' around extolling the joys of owning and using mobile phones, but precious little about what are the best buys and no way of collecting and disseminating user experience - to other users, or back to manufacturers.OOMPH is intended to bring all the mobile phone market together, and as some estimates put the numbers of mobile phones by the year 2000 at 10 million, there is quite a lot of scope.Mr Adorian is also, I'm pleased to say, suitably reassuring on a less savoury aspect of the mobile phone market - the tendency of some users to take calls in restaurants or, horror of horrors, at cricket matches, or to zoom away from traffic lights with half a hand on the steering wheel and the mind engaged elsewhere.OOMPH, he says, could well develop its own members' magazine, in which a user's code of conduct could figure. I wish him well. CONSTRUCTION NEWS