Fractals of Change: May 2005

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24 posts from May 2005

May 19, 2005

Are You an Entrepreneur?

My friend Fred Wilson blogged that a venture capitalist’s favorite sight coming More...

May 18, 2005

The FCC, VoIP and E911

According to “sources close to the commission” quoted by LightReading, the Federal Communications Commissio More...

May 17, 2005

IP 911 – From the Perfect Future to the Imperfect Now

Someday in the not too distant future IP 911 will be much better than E911 provided as part of traditional phone service is today.  IP 911 will save lives that are not being save More...

May 16, 2005

Vonage and 911

Because of shortcomings in the way Vonage handles 911 calls, I would not recommend the service as a replacement for a primary PSTN line.  The Vonage terms of service say: “You ac More...

May 13, 2005

Missing The Point

Have you noticed how often “the press” seems to miss the point of important stories it covers?  Here are a few recent examples:


May 12, 2005

As the Phone World Turns Part 10 – We Won’t Need Mobile Carriers Either!

When all voice is VoIP in 2010 (my prediction) we won’t need the services of traditional phone companies.  We will need broadband connections to our homes, offices, airline seats More...

May 11, 2005

As the Phone World Turns Part 9 – Do We Need Phone Companies?

Can you think of any e-mail “carriers”?  They used to exist.  There was MCI Mail which charged by the “MCI ounce” – a thousand charact More...

May 10, 2005

Now Available on Podcast

When I was young(er) man, I was concerned with propagating my genes.  Now the carriers of those genes have all left home.  As an old(e More...

May 09, 2005

A Better Bubble?

Vonage has just raised an awesome $200 million in additional venture capital.  Skype has built a huge networks of users, most of whom contribute nothing to the company’s coffers; More...

May 06, 2005

As the Phone World Turns Part 8 – Vonage Strategy

Unlike Skype which used “free” service to build a valuable closed network, More...

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