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Stream of Gillmor

I can’t help it, I’m facinated by Steve Gillmor’s stream of consciousness. As usual he ranges widely and predicts the future boldly. I agree with his thoughts on the iPhone. The chatter around the iPhone seems to assume that it’s no big deal twisting the giant telcos around your little finger. No one should underestimate their power. I’ll grant that they’re the biggest impediment to getting real bandwidth over a wire to our homes, and through the air everywhere else. They still believe that voice is a qualitatively different kind of data than text or sound. It’s all just ones and zeros and the more of them you can stuff through the tubes of the internet, the more interesting the possibilities become.

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