Heading out tomorrow morning to speak at the spectrum conference at Stanford. Then again, it’s supposed to snow another 3-6 inches tomorrow morning, so we’ll see. Assuming I make it out, I probably won’t blog much until I get home on Tuesday. I’m bringing Eli out to visit his grandparents. Wish me luck for six hours alone on a plane with a nine-month-old.
Jim Sullivan points me to the Wi-Fi FreeSpot Directory.
MSNBC: EarthLink plans to resell Vonage’s VOIP service. “vboing”
New York Times: "Grid computing, a concept that originated in supercomputing centers, is taking a step toward the mainstream: Sony will announce today that it will use the technology to accelerate its push into the emerging market for online games with thousands of players at a time. Sony is teaming up with I.B.M. and Butterfly.net…." Good to see Butterfly, a small startup in West Virginia that I wrote about last ...
New York Times: Turning the Desktop Into a Meeting Place Paul Boutin’s take on the Spring interface. Interesting to see Paul following Nick Denton, Meg Hourihan, and Jason Kottke in moving to NYC. Dave Winer is also reloctating east, to Boston. Cory, will you be next?
Washington Post: "Two of the four former Bell companies, SBC Communications Inc. and BellSouth Corp. also renewed promises made after the vote that they would not invest in new, high-speed Internet networks unless the local telephone rules are scuttled."
D: All Things Digital is a new high-end technology conference from Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal, coming this May. It’s filling the slot on the conference calendar vacated by the Industry Standard’s Internet Summit. I wonder if it will draw attendees from PC Forum, Esther Dyson’s longstanding event that I used to be involved with.
Arnold Kling: A ‘Commons’ Misconception I’m afraid Arnold is the one with the misconception. He describes the FCC’s "exclusive rights" model for spectrum as "clear title". What he’s really talking about, though, is flexibility. In other words, allowing licensees to use their spectrum for whatever service and with whatever technology they want. That’s actually what PCS licensees can do today. It’s different than granting property rights, which would allow the ...
News.com: Broadband group: Innovate, or suffer A weird article. It’s not a group focused on broadband connectivity to the home; they are pushing home networking for appliances and other automation tasks.
K9 is another Bayesian spam filter for Windows.