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Re: [ProgSoc] old mobile phone
On Sunday 01 December 2002 22:07, Christian Kent wrote:
] Well it's supposed to broaden your horizons or something, that's how it
] goes ...
Don't get me wrong. I advocate travel, after enlightenment, but
before disillusionment. A varying epoch probably mathematically
determinable by some algorithm based on any given person's
intelligence & sanguine quotients. <speculation>
But there are better things to do (for both parties) than to spend
several thousand dollars to go and look at poor people.
] What did Qualcomm do? I thought the lack of frequencies was a bi-product
] of the military's squatting.
The CDMA fracas is now biting them [back], which is nice to see.
] Hmmm how many more insightful comments can you pack in one email? ;)
The surprising thing for me was that it wasn't the result of a Big Tuesday.
] Geez, how about the obvious -- amalgamate the mind with IT? It should
] help improve education, skills, knowledge, entertainment and distance.
] Should probably be the new "TV". And, again, porn will lead it ...
But what's a mind, if not voice and data combined. ;)
Seriously though, the ability to jack in to the net (rather than the
obverse) is a huge way off .. if indeed it'll ever be feasible (due
to biological and/or technological and/or societal limitations).
I mean, the idea is appealing .. and I imagine it would be for pretty
much any social outcast (read computer professional), even if they
haven't read any Gibson or Stephenson, but can you imagine the
trepidation of plugging your brain directly into an MS Windows
2044 Extra-Pro server?
] But the bottom line is that the other companies' deals with expensive
] phones, where they partially subsiside the phone, apply the same minimum
] amount of monthly fees and yet don't subsidise as deeply. AFAIK.
Hmm .. it's all too confusing for me. In a market as fickle as this
one, I'm surprised anyone can get VC support for a plan that
extends past 12 months as an absolute maximum. Of course, we're
blessed with VC's in this country with the same insight and astuteness
as the yanks .. but I imagine the tourists from Japan aren't the only
demographic worried about investing money here at the moment.
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