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Joe Pfeiffer jjpfeifferjr at
Tue Feb 20 20:40:45 CET 2007

mathew davis writes:
>It's funny that you mention that I am only 24 so I guess I would fit in the
>youngster category.  I don't even know what usenet is.  I guess
>that's why

usenet is a huge, distributed bulletin board system with topics groups
on every conceivable (and many inconceivable) subject.  If you're
familiar with Google Groups, that's actually a huge usenet server with
a really, really bad interface.

>phones are starting to be the great meadator of communication between
>generations, you can e-mail now, SMS, or call.  You can even use the GPS to
>show up at their door step.  Funny how things are starting to merge together
>huh.  Computer programs, internet programs, and phone programs.  I bet in 5
>- 10 years there won't be a distinguishable difference between the

I believe you're exactly right.  I'm a little surprised it's taken
this long; when I saw my first PalmOS phone in something like 1999 I
thought the convergence was just around the corner.

A friend of mine mentioned the other day that his Windows Mobile phone
works just like his PC:  he turns it on, the keyboard locks up, he has
to reboot...

>That's why I think this phone is so great.  It is the start of the
>integration.  Soon people will just have data associated with them.  And
>they can access it from anywhere at anytime.  I am excited to see where this
>OpenMoko and the OLPC things take us.


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