Jimmy Wales “Mr. Wikipedia” has a project called “10 Things that Will be Free”. Go read this cogent discussion By Ethan Zuckerman (as of September 28, 2005). Do it now. Or no dessert for you!
Archive for September, 2005
After years of hearing pundits claim 3G will be a total dead end, it’s fun to see EV-DO taking off like a rocket in the United States. My recent experience with a Verizon Aircard helps me understand where this “broadband everywhere there’s a mobile phone signal” may be headed.
If you’re regular Cloudy Thinking reader, you know I’ve been struggling to find my Next Great Phone/PDA. Treo? Samsung i730? Motorola Q? HP 65xx or 67xx? Almost every week the Gadget porn sites (Engadget, Gizmodo, and a dozen others) reveal Yet Another Sexy Smart Phone.
I have been a satisfied (actually “Delighted!”) Google mail (Gmail) user and advocate for over a year. I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Gmail’s minimalist style, where it does just enough to get the job done.
Ikanos Communications went public today. Nothing spectacular, but their stock closed up a dollar on the first day of trading. Ikanos is interesting because they are the market leader in producing chips that support the new VDSL2 technology. VDSL2 promises to deliver very high bandwidth over very short copper loops. (But be careful. It runs out of gas compared with. ADSL2+ past (insert a speculative VDSL2 loop length here); my estimate is only 6Kft or so.
General Honore will go into the history books for his phrase: “Don’t get stuck on stupid.”
“Don’t get stuck on stupid, reporters. We are moving forward. And don’t confuse the people please. You are part of the public message. So help us get the message straight. And if you don’t understand, maybe you’ll confuse it to the people.reporters. We are moving forward. And don’t confuse the people please.