Another SMS bitlet

Adam L. Beberg beberg@mithral.com
Sat, 1 Dec 2001 13:55:55 -0800 (PST)


On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Mr. FoRK wrote:

> $210B from SMS? Does it deliver crack or something? Short Methamphetamine
> Service?

Now now, 35$ per person on the planet is totally reasonable.

Hahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha

Me thinks they are extrapolating from the average teenage japaneese girl?
Or you may be right, they may be basing it off a crack dealer ;)

VoIP is going to completely destroy europe and asia's phone systems isn't
it.

Picture a small French town, a 802.11z (which will have over 60 incompatable
protocols, requring a car to transport the device) routing mesh, and some
solar recharge VoIP phones. Once the patents all expire, and they wait the
standard "watch the americans f*** it all up then do it right", this should
be easily doable for a one-time cost of 20$/person, then lifetime free SMS
and local calls.

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg
  http://www.iit.edu/~beberg/
  beberg@mithral.com