Fractals of Change: November 2008

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22 posts from November 2008

November 17, 2008

Imbedded Social Networking

The Facebook/MySpace model is wrong for most groups, we all agreed; it's inside out. We is VC and blogger Fred Wilson, FeedBlitz CEO Phil Hollows, More...

November 16, 2008

No More Landlines – Comm Forecast #1

By the end of President Obama's first term, there won't be any more copper landlines left in the country. One of the challenges facing the Federal Communications Commission and the new administration is how to deal with the fallout from the end of this venerable technology. It's gonna get ugly fo More...

November 15, 2008

DISQUS for discussions

Lately the comments and replies on Fractals of Change have gotten a lot more intense and interesting, maybe because these are interesting times.

Typepad comment handling is pretty primitive so I've switched to DI More...

November 13, 2008

Yes We Can

In a comment on yesterday's post recommending that the US government as buyer of last resort order up a new fleet of non-gasoline cars for itself and partly prepay to finance the retooling, martin More...

November 12, 2008

Saving US Auto Manufacturing

If people don't buy cars, there is no amount of bailout that will save the millions of US jobs in and related to car manufacturing. If they're not making cars, the manufacturers won't recall workers or order from their suppliers. It's as simple as that.

But there's a pretty simple solution More...

November 11, 2008

The Importance of the FCC

My friend Om Malik, dean of the telecom bloggers and author of More...

November 08, 2008

Maybe We Don’t Need So Much Credit

A friend of ours has started a "new economy" business; she makes delicious Vermont brownies and sells them online at


November 06, 2008

The White Space Opportunity - Priceless

"Priceless" is not an overstatement of the value of the radio spectrum opened for free, unlicensed use by the Federal Communications Commission order on TV white spaces. Literally, this spectrum is priceless because no one has to buy a license to use it – just like the spectrum we all use for WiF More...

November 05, 2008

Election Congratulations

Barack Obama ran two back-to-back sensational campaigns. Although I didn't vote for him, I'd be very happy to be proven wrong. We need a successful President. He has many attributes like intelligence, eloquence, and calm which could be ingredients for that success; he inspires enthusiasm. He has More...

November 04, 2008

FCC Vote Results – We The People Won

The Federal Communications Commission has just voted to open up the so called TV Whitespaces for UNLICENSED use (FCC press release here). This is incredibly good news for rural America in particular but actually for More...

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