[FoRK] Portable hotspots (or, why the iPad doesn't need 3G / future of Bluetooth questionable?)
jbone at place.org
Tue Feb 2 19:32:32 PST 2010
> It doesn't matter much that there are many standards when the
> devices cost $16 and 54-in-1 adapters cost $12.
Actually, I disagree. You made this general point about the marginal
cost of different radios, too.
It's not about the pure cost economics; it's about the additive
complexity and cognitive overhead, which is non-linear in the number
of different standards / geegaws / etc...
Occam's razor: don't needlessly multiple entities... ;-)
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