Thursday, July 05, 2007

Scripting News: 7/4/2007

Scripting News: 7/4/2007: "If Apple had *really* wanted to be revolutionary Permanent link to this item in the archive. They would have made a wifi-only cell phone.

I wrote about this earlier this year. As I talk with people from home on my iPhone it seems so silly. The place is saturated with wifi bandwidth, and the device uses it, for everything but telephone calls.

6/15/07: 'You gotta wonder why Apple went with such old, expensive, customer-hostile and likely obsolete technology.'

And then I read this article by David Pogue in today's Times saying that T-Mobile introduced a phone last week, in the middle of all the iPhone euphoria, that routes phone calls over wifi if a signal is present. Seems the iPhone should be doing that."

Dave Winer, 52, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

Helge: I agree. There are people in this country thinking that VOIP is the future of mobility as well. Why not go for Wi-Fi? We should be digging more into this. Is T-Mobile doing the right thing?
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